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Practice Statement of Intent for The University Medical Centre for offering and promoting Online Services and Electronic Patient Records and Access

As from 1st April 2015 new contractual requirements were introduced for GP Practices to make a statement of intent regarding the following IT developments for Primary Care:

  • Referral Management
  • Electronic Appointment Booking
  • Online Booking of repeat Prescriptions
  • Summary Care Record
  • GP2GP Transfers
  • Patient Access to detailed Medical Records

Referral Management: Practices must include the NHS number as the primary identifier in NHS clinical correspondence
We include NHS numbers in our clinical correspondence

Electronic Appointment Booking: Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients who wish to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online. We offer the facility for booking, cancelling, amending, viewing and printing appointments on-line

Online Booking of Repeat Prescriptions: Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to do so to order repeat prescriptions online. We currently offer the facility to order repeat prescriptions online.

Summary Care Record: Practices are required to enable automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information.
The Summary Care Record is live and enabled for the University Medical Centre. If you do not wish your medical records to be made available in this way then please contact the reception team for an opt out form for the Summary Care Record.

GP2GP record transfers: There is a contractual requirement to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between Practices when a patient registers or de-registers. The University Medical Centre has GP2GP transfer of records enabled for records to be sent and received via this system.

Patient Access to GP records: Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. The University Medical Centre has made this facility available.

NOTE: The University Medical Centre rolled out the full online access for patients to be able to view their detailed medical record in March 2016.

For further information about online services please visit the NHS Choices website.