Online Access & Access to Medical Records
"Online" access has been available since April 2015 for "summary information".
As per the GMS contract 2015/16 GP practices are required to offer online access to the detailed information from electronic medical record i.e information held in coded form, where requested by the patient and where GPSoC systems are available.
These regulations require GP practices to offer patients online access to detailed coded data in their GP records by 31 March 2016.
What is Patient Access?
Patient Access is an online service that allows you access to certain parts of your medical record online, over time these features will be developed further and more features will become available. For now you can access the features below using Patient Access:
- Book, cancel & check the time of appointments 24/7 without having to phone
- Order repeat prescriptions quickly and easily
- Check your information regarding allergies
How do I join Patient Access?
Registering with Patient Access is very easy; all you need to do is follow the steps below and then click here https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk (click the “Register” button to begin)
1) You will first need to visit your practice in person making sure you have two forms of identification: a form of photo ID (passport, driving licence, bus pass) and a recent utility bill/bank statement that confirms your name and address.
2)Once we have verified your identification our receptionists will print you out a document that contains all the details needed for you to complete your registration online as well as offering you any further help with the registration process.
Is my information secure?
All information that is sent to your surgery via Patient Access is secure. Your personal details are encrypted and protected using the highest standard internet security, so it cannot be intercepted. Only you and your GP surgery are able to see this information