New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
1. Referral Management
All practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued. The use of this verified NHS number ensures that patients can be correctly identified and supports safe, high-quality care.
Woodway Medical Centre can confirm that we use the NHS number as an identifier for all patients.
2. Electronic Appointment Booking
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients to book and cancel appointments at the practice online.
Woodway Medical Centre can confirm that we currently offer the facility of booking and cancelling appointments online to all patients who have registered for online services.
3. Online Requests for Repeat Prescriptions
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients to order repeat prescriptions online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.
Woodway Medical Centre can confirm that we our patients have the facility to order repeat prescriptions online and we actively encourage patients to make use of this service
4. Summary Care Record
Having your Summary Care Record available will help anyone treating you who does not have available 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. Patients have the choice to opt-out should they wish by completing a form available in reception or on this site under 'Further Information - Summary Care Record'
Woodway Medical Centre can confirm that we participate in the Summary Care Record scheme
5. GP2GP Record Transfers
If you move to a GP surgery that uses electronic medical records then your patient records will be available to them shortly after registering you at the practice. This is called GP2GP. 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. At present the system does not support the electronic transfer of records over a certain size but this will hopefully be addressed at a future date.
Woodway Medical Centre can confirm that GP2GP transfers are already active, and we send and receive patient records via this system where records are within the transfer size.
6. Patient Access to their GP Record
Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions.
Woodway Medical Centre can confirm that this service is available to all patients who have registered online, We also include vaccination history where it is known or recorded.