Electronic patient records

GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:

  • Referral management
  • Electronic appointment booking
  • Online booking of repeat prescriptions
  • Summary care record
  • GP2GP transfers
  • Patient access to their GP record

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items/date such as ‘additional’ record elements which has been agreed between the contractor and the patient.

The practice has achieved these objectives and patients are now able to book appointments, order medication, see test results and a summary of their record including any sensitivities and allergies online with a SystmOnline account.