This week (2-8 October) is get online week. We are working alongside Surrey County Council to help our local community make the most of the internet. This year, the campaign is asking everyone to try 1 thing - use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone. For more information on how you can participate in get online week click here.
Here at the CCG, we are encouraging anyone who wants to, to start using online GP services, which can assist you in being able to:
- book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse
- order repeat prescriptions online
- view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
- view clinical correspondence such as hospital discharge summaries, outpatient appointment letters and referral letters
Online services are free and available to everyone who is registered with a GP Practice. NHS England has now also released practical guides to help disabled patients access GP online services. Aimed at supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities, the series of new guides were developed to help patients use GP services online to book appointments, repeat their prescriptions and to view their medical records.
For more information on how to sign up to online GP services visit the NHS England website.