GP Practice Options for Prospective Online Access

As the deadline for the 1st November approaches to switch on Prospective Online Record Access for patients to view their GP record, there is quite a lot of confusion as to what needs to be initiated and completed by GP practices. This has not been helped by the delay by NHS England publishing guidance and clinical safety documentation and the clinical systems changing the way that records should be prepared. Based on current issues, I have discussed the issues and considered some options for GP Primary Care.

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Managing Online Visibility in EMIS Web

There are lots of developments and changes happening within EMIS Web that are changes that are being introduced in advance of opening up patient access to GP records.

Overall, patient access to medical records is something that we should be encouraging and supporting, but it needs to be done with adequate safeguards in place.

Here, I have discussed a recent EMIS change that changes the way that online access visibility is managed within EMIS Web.

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Productivity with EMIS Web – Tip 2

In this second tip on speeding up EMIS Web, we got EMIS to look at some of our PCs and discovered that there is a common – but often overlooked reason for PCs to slow down.

It’s all to do with keeping EMIS Web workflow clean!

We got our IT facilitators to go round and support practices with this tip and it made a noticeable impact to speeding up EMIS!

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Patient Online Access – A Guide For Primary Care

Patients can now access and transact with their practice online using a variety of web-based applications. It allows the patient to transact with their Practice online at a time convenient to them.

Current functionality for patients through online applications such as the NHS App allow patients to transact with:

  • Appointments to be booked or cancelled online
  • Repeat Prescription Requests
  • Medical Record online access
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