Practice Statement of Intent for
Practice One, The Medical Centre, Bridlington
New contractual requirements came into force from the 1st April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
1. Patient Online Access to their GP Records
2. Referral Management
3. Electronic Appointment Booking and Online Ordering of Prescriptions
4. Summary Care Records
5. GP2GP Record Transfers
The same contractual obligations require that we have a Statement of Intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30th September 2014.
Please find below details of the Practice’s stance with regards to these points.
Patient online Access to their GP Record
Patients are able to access a Summary of their GP records online. To be able to access this you will need to register for online services. Please see the receptionist.
Practice One confirms that they include the patients NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice whether in electronic format or otherwise, except in exceptional circumstances where the number cannot be ascertained, for example, when the patient is seen urgently at home.
Electronic Appointment Booking and Online ordering of Prescriptions
NHS England requires practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patient’s online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions. The Practice confirms that patients can now book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments on line. Patients can also order their repeat prescriptions view and print a list of their repeat medications on line.
This is managed by Systmone, our clinical computer system. If you have not already registered to use this service, then please ask at Reception for details.
Summary Care Records
NHS England require practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, on at least a daily basis, to the Summary Care Record (SCR) or have published plans in place by 31st March 2015.
Having your Summary Care Record available will enable other Healthcare Professionals to help you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you are taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
If you do not wish for these details to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record. Please contact reception for details on how to do this.
Practice One can confirm that your Summary Care Record is updated daily to ensure your information is as up to date as possible.
GP to GP Transfer
NHS England requires practices to utilise the GP to GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration). It is very important that you are registered with a Doctor at all times. If you leave your GP Practice and register elsewhere, with another GP Practice, your medical records will be removed from your previous Doctor and forwarded on to your new Doctor via NHS England. It can take several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new Practice much sooner.
Practice One can confirm that we able to perform GP to GP transfer.