Thousands of patients now book appointments on line
OVER 242,000 patients are now registered to book GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions online – and almost 118,000 can view summary information in their medical records.
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 in the, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire area.
this week by the Health and Care Information Centre indicates that at the end of March, over 93 per cent of practices in Berks, Bucks and Oxon are offering these services.
Patients are still able to contact their GP practice by phone or in person but now have the option to do it online.
Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Technology for NHS England, said: “Many patients want the flexibility of booking services online so we are delighted that GPs have worked so hard to make this possible. There is more to come as we develop services that will increasingly help patients take more control of their health.”
The plan is that by 2018 every citizen will be able to access their full health records with just a click.