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Statement of Intent

New GMS contractual requirements for 2015/2016 require all NHS General Practices to offer and promote the following by 31st March 2016:

  • Patient online access to their detailed coded records by request.

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 currently offer the facility for ordering your repeat prescriptions & viewing allergies & adverse reactions online. This is via Patient Access using our website www.barnclose.co.uk . If you do not already have a username and password for this system you will need to register for them by calling into the practice to register in person.
  • We also currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments online. However this is a separate system to Patient Access using the practice appointment system FrontDesk. If you do not already have a username and password for this system you will need to register for them either using our website or by calling into the practice to register in person.

Dr Townshend & Partners confirm that all systems are in place to allow patients to access booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions & view allergies and adverse reactions online.

We are working closely with our clinical software providers to develop appropriate systems for patients to request online access to their detailed coded records using a method that is secure and safeguards the best interests of the patient. We aim for this to be completed by 31st March 2016.



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