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Online booking and prescriptions for Nottingham patients

Patients registered at GP surgeries in Nottingham City are seeing the benefits of using technology to manage their health. They can now book appointments with their GP or request a repeat prescription online or by using a smartphone. The national GP Online Service (formerly known as Patient Online Access) is available at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices and smartphone and tablet users can also download the GP Online app to give them access on the go.

Users of the service can read their own GP record and check the results of tests, before speaking to their GP if they want to. One Nottingham City GP said: “Many of our patients tell us that they value the convenience of making an appointment at any time day or night, or requesting a repeat prescription without having to visit the surgery. By freeing up the phone lines, they also make it easier for patients who don’t want to use GP online services to get through by phone.”

“Having access to their GP records also means that people are more in control of their health and well-being. This is particularly helpful for people who are living with a long-term health condition, such as diabetes, that needs regular checking and frequent prescriptions.”

Maria Principe, Director of Transformation and Contracting at Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group said: “GP online services make use of secure computer systems which are already be used by surgeries. People can only see their own information, but they can make arrangements with their local surgery for family members or carers to access their records if they wish.”

Visually impaired patient Hugh, said: “I think Patient Online (now GP Online) is the best thing I have used in terms of accessing my healthcare, so I would recommend it to anyone”.

You can register for GP online services by visiting your GP surgery, or find out more by logging on to the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices 

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Published 19 October 2016