You can book appointments and order repeat prescriptions via the web. You can also view, change or cancel your forthcoming appointments.
You can also view a summary of important health information about yourself:
· prescription medication
· whether you've previously had a bad reaction to any medication
You will need to come in to register to use our online services. Please bring to the surgery a form of photo ID and speak to receptionist who will set up an account for you.
The service is run by TPP SystmOne , the company that provides our practice software.
The system has been accredited by NHS Connecting for Health as secure.
Once you have your username and password, click here to log in.
For more information on ordering prescriptions and booking appointments online, please click on the relivant tabs on the home page.
UNDER 16's Online Policy
In light of the new functions of the online service, we have had to review confidentiality procedures and how online services impact on this. We have also taken into account a recent publication from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the advice they have given. As a result, we have concluded that we cannot offer online services to patients under the age of 16. We recognise that this is disappointing for some patients and can only apologise for the inconvenience it causes. However, we have to take these measures to ensure that our confidentiality policies are carefully met. Patients under the age of 16, or their parent / guardian, can still order prescriptions in person, in writing or via their pharmacist as before. Appointments for patients under 16 can be booked or cancelled via telephone or in person at the surgery.
IT / ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS
STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR ABINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE
New contractual requirements came into force from 1 April 2014 requiring that GP Practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
- Summary Care Record (SCR)
- GP to GP Record Transfers
- Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
- Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
The same contractual obligations require that we have a statement of intent regarding these developments in place and publicised by 30 September 2014.
Please find below details of the practices stance with regards to these points.
Summary Care Record (SCR)
NHS England require practices to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the summary care record (SCR) or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.
Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.
Of course if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record.
We confirm that your SCR is automatically updated on at least a daily basis to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.
GP to GP Record Transfers
NHS England require practices to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration).
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take your paper records up to two weeks to reach your new surgery.
With GP to GP record transfers your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.
We confirm that GP to GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.
Patient Online Access to Their GP Record
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access to appointments, prescriptions, allergies and adverse reactions or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st of March 2015.
We presently offer the above listed facilities for booking and cancelling appointments and ordering your prescriptions on-line and for patients to access their allergies and adverse reactions on-line.
Data for commissioning and other secondary care purposes
It is already a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act that practices must meet the reasonable data requirements of commissioners and other health and social care organisations through appropriate and safe data sharing for secondary uses, as specified in the technical specification for care data.
At Abington Medical Centre we have specific arrangements in place to allow patients to “opt out” of care.data which allows for the removal of data from the practice. Please see the Reception team for the opt out form.
Abington Medical Centre confirm these arrangements are in place and that we undertake annual training and audits to ensure that all our data is handled correctly and safely via the Information Governance Toolkit.