Online Services Records Access: Appointment Booking, Repeat Medication Request and Viewing Detailed Coded Records
If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at your medical record online. You can also still use the telephone or call in to the surgery for any of these services as well. It’s your choice.
Before you are able to use this service you must first have access to your personal registration information.
Patients aged 18 and over must apply for this registration form in person. Applications cannot be made for anyone other than yourself.
You can only make one routine appointment at a time via the internet booking facility. It is not until this appointment has been attended or cancelled that you can book another appointment. If you need to make more than one appointment you will need to ring the surgery in the normal fashion.
In the case of urgent appointments please ring the surgery.
Any appointment with a doctor, booked at the surgery via the internet service, phone or in person can be cancelled using the online appointment facility. You will need to contact the surgery to cancel it.
Electronic prescription requests will still take 48 hours to process. If you require urgent medication or medication that is not on your repeat list, you will need to bring a written request into reception as before.
Repeat prescriptions will need to be either collected from us in the usual way, you may arrange for a nominated chemist/pharmacy to collect on your behalf, or you may nominate a pharmacy and have your prescriptions delivered electronically to the pharmacy via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
Before you apply for online access to your record, there are some other things to consider. Please refer to 'Online Services Records Access: Patient information leaflet ‘It’s your choice’ for details.
You will need to REQUEST access to your detailed coded records. The level of access will depend on decisions made at the practice, the individual patient and the contents of their record. The vast majority of patients can be given detailed coded record access. A few patients will require more restricted access and on rare occasions no access if it’s in the best interest of the patient.
If you print out any information from your record, it is also your responsibility to keep this secure. If you are at all worried about keeping printed copies safe, we recommend that you do not make copies at all.
The information that you can see online may be misleading if you rely on it alone to complete insurance, employment or legal reports