New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices
should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:-
- Electronic Appointment Booking
- Online Booking of repeat prescriptions
- Summary Care Record
- GP2GP transfers
- Patient Access to records.
- Enable patient feedback (FFT)
Please find below details of The Simpson Centre’s stance with regards to these
All practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.
Electronic appointment booking
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to book,view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.
We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments online.
Online booking of repeat prescriptions
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.
We currently offer the facility for ordering repeat prescriptions online.
Interoperable records/Summary Care Record
Practices are required to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis to the Summary Care record.
Having your Summary Care Record available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
GP2GP record transfers
There is a requirement for GP Practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers.
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. With GP2GP record transfers, your electronic record is transferred to your new practice within 24hrs. We are a GP2GP enabled practice since 27th April 2016.
Patient access to their GP record
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items/date such as ‘additional’ record elements which has been agreed between the practice and the patient i.e. Immunisations & Test results.
We currently offer the facility for viewing medication, immunisations and allergies since 31st March 2015.