On-line Services

GMS Contractual Requirement and Statement of Intent Offering and promoting Patient Online services by March 2015

Longrigg Medical Centre
Leam Lane Estate
Tyne & Wear
NE10 8PH
0191 4692173

Current online patient services
GP System Supplier –  EMIS
GP System Version –  EMIS Web

GMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement for Patient online Services
It is a contractual requirement for GP practices to offer and promote to patients: online booking of appointments, ordering of repeat prescriptions and by 31st of March 2015 access to summary information (as a minimum) in their patient record. If you need any guidance, advice or support (including contact details), please visit NHS England’s Patient Online Programme’s web pages for more information http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/pe/patient-online/

Patient online access(GMS Schedule 6, part 5, new paragraph 74C, PMS Schedule 5, part 5, paragraph 70D)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/465/regulation/8/made (GMS)

Patients at this practice can book appointments online. Yes
Patients at this practice can order their repeat prescriptions online.            Yes
Patients at this practice can access summary information from their medical record online. No

Practice Plan GMS / PMS 2014/2015

Website: www.longriggmedicalcentre.nhs.uk

 Current online patient services
GP System Supplier –  EMIS
GP System Version –  EMIS Web

Plan to meet GMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement for Patient online Service
This practice currently offers patients’ facilities to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

This practice currently offers the facility for all patients to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions or medicines and appliances.

This practice plans to offer patients facilities to view on line, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient, from January 2015, subject to the availability of NHS GP systems and software. 

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by November 2014.


Planned activity


1 Agree the initial small group of patients to use access to records September 2014
2 Write up practice policies and internal staff awareness sessions October 2014
3 Prepare promotion and information activities for the patientsReview any nationally provided supportive material from RCGP/NHS England

Train relevant staff for access (i.e. reception)

November 2014
4 Commence summary information access to records for patients in practice who request thisPublicise online services to patients through website and PPG December 2014 onwards



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