Statement of intent

This statement of intent sets out our plans to provide on-line facilities for our patients by 31st March 2015 in line with the requirements of the national GP Contract

These facilities are:

    • The facility to book appointments onlin
    • The facility to request repeat prescriptions onlin
    • The facility to view basic information from your medical record onlin
    • Automated uploads of Summary Care record
    • Electronic transfer of patient records via GP2GP record transfer.

The new requirements are outlined below, together with our current position:

Electronic appointment booking

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to book, view, amend, cancel & print appointments on-line

We currently offers the facility for appointment booking on-line

Electronic requesting of repeat prescriptions

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to order on-line, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances

We currently offer the facility for electronic requesting of repeat prescriptions

Patient access to view summary information of their GP record on-line

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view on-line, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and the individual patient.

The facility for patients to view their summary information on-line is not currently available but we plan to have this facility available for patients by 31st March 2015.

We will publish and promote our online services to our patients through the practice website; practice leaflets; posters and our Patient Participation Group.

Automatic uploads of Summary Care Record information

Practices are required to enable automated uploads of any changes made to their patients Summary Care Record (SCR) on a daily basis.

Having your Summary Care Record available will provide key information about medication you may be taking, and any medication that you have a recorded allergy or adverse reaction towards. This information will only be provided to clinical staff treating you that do not have access to your full medical record.

The facility for automated uploads of Summary Care Record is not currently available but we plan to have this facility available for patients by 31st March 2015

*Please note that automatic SCR uploads will not be provided for patients who have chosen to opt-out of SCR*

GP2GP electronic health record transfers

Practices are required to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers.

The GP2GP facility provides the ability for patient records to be transferred quickly and securely from one practice to the next as a patient re-registers or de-registers & ensures that the patient record can be integrated as appropriate to ensure there is continuity of the record over time.

We currently request electronic health records from other practices via GP2GP when a new patient registers

We currently send electronic health records to other practices via GP2GP when a patient leaves the practice.



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