It’s a while since I have posted but there has been changes regarding your access to your GP online medical record.
From April this year it has been mandated that all GP Practices must give patients the consultation notes following a visit. You will see what the Doctor/Nurse/Professional has written. You will be able to see all clinical letters, test results, referrals and so on. This is a huge step forward in treating patients as partners by allowing them to see and use their medical records.
The exception is GP Practices that use the VISION platform. This system does not have the functionality to display the information. I am told that this will be addressed this year.
Here is a link to a set of slides that you can reference particularly if your GP Practice is a bit slow off the mark or as in many cases are confused about how to set up their systems.
Please remember to access your online GP record you must request higher level access from the Practice. General access to appointment booking/prescription is a lower level of access and the service above will not automatically let you see your records.
Please note that this level of access is ONLY going forward from this date. Historical records have been excluded from the contract and remains at the discretion of your individual Practice. For patients with long term conditions this is very frustrating. However a step in the right direction.