Patient Access

For patients wishing to apply for Patient Access – they will need to bring in 2 forms of Identification as follows:-

  • 1 form of photographic ID – e.g. Passport, Photo Driving Licence etc
  • 1 form of ID  for proof of address – e.g. a Utility Bill dated within the last 3 months OR other statement evidencing that they live at the said address.

Statement of Intent

Plan to Meet GMS / PMS 2015-16 Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Service

This practice plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from 1st April 2016

These dates are subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:

·         to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online

·         to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances

·         to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group.

Planned activity

Date

1

Train relevant staff for patient records access, e.g. receptionists

Review any nationally provided support material from RCGP/NHS England

April 2016

2

Publicise online services to patients through posters, website and PPG

Commence access to detailed coded information in patients own records for patients who request it

April 2016 onwards

To download the Statement of Intent please Click Here 

Detailed Coded Records Access

NHS England requires practices to enable patients to have online access to a more detailed version of their medical record (rather than the Summary Care Record).  This access will include test results and codes relating to medical or surgical procedures, consultations, referrals made and letters received.  This access will not include free text, letters, attachments and administrative items.

There are circumstances where a GP may believe it is not in the best interests of the patient to share all the information in the record,  for example where it  could cause harm to their physical or mental health.  GPs will be provided with the tools to withhold coded information where they judge it to be in the patient’s interests or where there is reference to a third party.

Patient Online-Records Access Patient Information Leaflet

Detailed Coded Records Patient Information Leaflet

If you wish to apply for this information – please download the following application Click Here