|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.