Patient Online Access
In response to NHS England’s Patient Online Programme
‘Improving patient experience’
We are now offering Online Services to patients
For more information about the Patient Online Programme Visit:
Patients have been telling us that they want to be offered more convenience, choice and control in how they access GP services. If you wish to, you can now:
- Book appointments online (please see reception)
- Request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly
- Amend/update your contact details
- View test results
- View elements of your medical record including documents
In addition you can speak to us face to face or via the telephone
Accessing your Medical Record online
Evidence shows that patients who are informed and involved in their own care have better health outcomes and are less likely to be admitted to hospital. By having access to your medical records online you will be empowered to take greater control of your health and wellbeing.
From 31st March 2016 we will be offering patient online access to the following areas of the Medical Record:
- Medications – current and past
- Test results (see Appointments page)
Accessing your medical record online means that you can access it from anywhere in the world should you require medical treatment on holiday. Online access to your medical information is available on computers, tablets, smartphones and android phones. There are apps available in the Apple App store and Google play.
Google Play (Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.patient.patientaccess
If you decide not to join or wish to withdraw, this is your choice and practice staff will continue to treat you in the same way as before
How do I register?
A more secure identity verification process is required before full access to your medical record online can be enabled. Every practice is required to verify patient identity documentation, or individually vouch for each patient requesting access to online services. To request access to your medical record you may need to come to the practice where you may need to provide identification.
- Register yourself using your personal information (you cannot register online on a mobile phone) https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Register
To register click on the green register button and select 'No' to have you received a registration letter from your practice?
Enter the practice postcode HP19 9AP and select Berryfields Medical centre, click on next and then complete your details.
- Or come to the practice with your ID and we will ask you to complete an online services request form and we will provide you with passwords for you to access online services.
The information held in your GP record is stored on a secure NHS accredited server. It will be your responsibility to keep your login details and password safe and secure. If you know or suspect that your record has been accessed by someone that you have not agreed should see it, then you should change your password immediately. If you can’t do this for some reason, we recommend that you contact the practice so we can remove online access until you are able to reissue your user name and password. If you print out any information from your record, it is also your responsibility to keep this secure. If you are at all worried about keeping printed copies safe, we recommend that you do not make copies at all.
Proxy access on behalf of children
Our existing practice protocols for proxy access to children’s paper-based records has veen extended and tailored to include online record access. People with parental responsibility for children under age 12 normally have automatic rights to access their children’s records, although not all parents have parental responsibility. Proxy access for parent and guardian to a child’s record is a practice-level decision.
Parental access to a child’s online service will be automatically inactivated on the child’s 14th birthday. If access is still required the parent and child must visit the practice together to either resume parental access or activate access for the child independently.
Proxy access on behalf of another adult (when available)
To obtain proxy access a person must be registered for online access at the practice where the patient they are acting for is registered. Patients may choose to use online services such as appointment booking, ordering repeat prescriptions or access to their records. They may choose to share their account credentials with family, friends and carers (including a care home) but as part of their access application they must be advised of the risks associated with doing this. Proxy is the recommended alternative to sharing login details.
There are a number of different services for people who want to get onto the internet. Many are provided by local authorities, colleges and charities. The best place to start would be your local library.
NHS England is also working with the Tinder Foundation on supporting people who want to make better use of the health information that is available on the internet. You can find out more on:
What to do if you are experiencing technical difficulties accessing your GP practice’s online services?
Please visit the practice website for further support and information and try logging on a little later.
For further support on accessing and using Patient Access please click the link below
The practice has a right to remove online access to services for anyone that doesn’t use them responsibly.
NB The companies who are developing the ‘online services for patients’ are always responding to requests for changes, developments and enhancements so there maybe changes to the online services you receive to what is described above. We will endeavour to keep our information up to date.