Offering patients records access

16th September 2022 by Dr Kiren Collison

Offering patients records access

In just under two months on 1 November 2022, patients with online accounts, such as through the NHS App, will be able to read new entries in their health records.

This applies to patients whose practices use the TPP and EMIS systems (practices using Vision [Cegedim] clinical system are under discussion).

GP resources

GP locums can read the GP practice readiness checklist to see all the necessary actions practices should be undertaking in preparation, such as staff training and reviewing of relevant policies and processes.

GP locums are also welcome to join the FutureNHS Implementation Team workspace to access the wide range of resources available including recorded webinars (available to watch whenever convenient), safeguarding guidance, and clinical system supplier guidance.

NHS England recently wrote to general practice staff to detail the need to prepare for this change and the support available, including an updated RCGP GP Online Services toolkitvideos covering key topics, learning from early adopter sites and communication materials for general practice to use to inform their patients. GP locums can access the same materials.

GP locums are also welcome to register and join the general awareness webinars too.

How GP practices are preparing

As part of NHSE’s Awareness and Train the Trainer sessions, organisers will encourage practices to update their induction and training packs and ensure that all GP locums and temporary staff are also trained in updated processes within the practice.

Dr Kiren Collison is a GP and the interim medical director for primary care for NHS England. 

"Before I used LocumDeck, some practices used to ignore my terms and conditions and add bookings to their diaries that they hadn't confirmed with me. Now, my terms and conditions get sent out with every communication and I can confirm sessions by email really easily. I love having a paper trail that's easy to follow – no more endless hunts through random emails. "

Dr Paula N, GP

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LocumDeck is a must for every locum who just wants to get on with the job that they were trained to do."

Dr Fiona Munro, GP

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