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Statement of Intent -IT Services

Statement of Intent - IT Services

IT/Electronic Patient Records

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:-

  • Patient Access to records
  • Referral management
  • Electronic Appointment Booking
  • Online Requests for Repeat Prescriptions
  • Summary Care Record
  • GP2GP record transfers

Patient Access

This practice plans to offer patients facilities 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 individual patient.

This service is now available as from 31 March 2015.

Referral Management

The practice includes the patient’s NHS number as the primary identifier in all NHS correspondence issued by the practice, apart from exceptional circumstances where it is not available, e.g. when a patient is seen urgently at home.

Electronic Appointment Booking

Patients are now able to  book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online using the Patient Access website from 16 March 2015. The system can be accessed via a computer and by a Smartphone app.

If you would like to register for this service , please speak to a receptionist.

Online Requests for Repeat Prescriptions

Patients who wish to be registered for the service are able  to  order, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances online using the Patient Access website. The system can be accessed via a computer and by a Smartphone app.

If you would like to register for this service , please speak to a receptionist.

GP2GP Transfers

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. It can take several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. 

Darwen Healthcare uses the GP2GP software on its clinical system, which enables patient records to be safely and quickly transferred electronically from one practice to the next as a patient leaves and re-registers elsewhere. This ensures continuity in the medical record and makes information available to the new GP practice much more quickly, until the full paper records arrive.

 



 
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