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Updated 13 April: This post has been amended following a typo in one of the quotes. Nearly 14 million patients across England are now securely using online services with their family doctor to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their records – saving time for themselves and busy GP practices. Latest figures show an increase […]
Patients in England will be able to view test results as they come in and keep track of their glucose levels and cholesterol on their smartphones, enabling them to take greater control of their care and better manage their health. Official figures reveal that over 95% of GP practices are now set up to offer […]
200,000 homeless, older and vulnerable people have had ‘lessons’ to get online and contact their doctor reducing GP visits and costs to the NHS. In the first two years of the NHS England pilot scheme ‘Widening Digital Participation’ 14,000 people registered with a GP and looked online first before contacting the doctor. Half of those […]
Patients in England are on course to use online services offered by their local GPs to arrange more than 10 million appointments and order more than 15 million prescriptions in this financial year, NHS England’s digital lead revealed today (2 December 2015). Based on HSCIC activity figures six months into the year, it is also […]
The number of GPs offering appointments, repeat prescriptions and access to summary information in medical records online has tripled in the first three months of the year with almost every GP surgery in England offering the service. Data published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) shows that over 97% of patients […]
As of September 2014, 21% of patients in England have been able to access their medical records online, a significant increase on 2% this time last year. The number of patients able to book their appointments and request repeat prescriptions has also jumped to 91% and 88% respectively. NHS England’s Patient Online programme team has […]
NHS England has launched an interactive Patient Online Support and Resources Guide to help general practices deliver patient services online. Developed in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners, it provides practical tools on implementing a range of online services including booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions. Dr Masood Nazir, NHS England’s Clinical Director […]
The Government is setting out its ten-year strategy for transforming the way patients get and use information about their health. The Power of Information sets out plans to give all patients easy and continuous access to their own health records by 2015. From next year people can choose the best care for themselves and their […]