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Online for better health

Official figures reveal that over 95% of GP practices are now set up to offer online access to detailed GP records including test results & diagnoses as well as referrals, immunisations, procedures and medications history.  This is up from just 3% of practices in January 2016.

This latest step is part of a raft of online GP services available to patients, which are designed to make their lives easier and more convenient including online appointment booking & ordering of repeat prescriptions.

Offering GP services online has also been shown to be beneficial for GP practices.  For example, ‘no show’ rates for appointments booked online are 35% lower than for appointments booked conventionally, saving significant time and resource for GPs.

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NHS England:  Over 55m patients in England set to benefit from accessing their GP record online

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