Manage your health from your mobile 24/7
GP online services is a quick, easy and a secure way to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view parts of your GP health record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results. This means that you can now access your GP practice and manage your health online in the same way you manage other areas of your life such as shopping and banking.
1.7 million Londoners have registered for online services with 89% of those surveyed saying registering is easy to do. Over the next few months NHS Lambeth CCG, working with all London CCGs as part of Healthy London Partnership want to encourage as many Londoners as possible to sign up to these services and start taking control of their health. GP online services are available at surgeries across London to help people better manage their health. These services enable patients to book GP appointments and request repeat prescriptions via their computer, smartphone or tablet at a time that suits them, anywhere, anytime – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Patients who require repeat prescriptions can request these from the comfort of their own home. You will also be able to review which medication you should be taking, the dosage and when it should be taken – helping to improve your understanding of your medication.
Signing up is quick and easy. People simply need to tell their GP surgery that they would like to register. Patients will then receive their unique username and password and can start using the online services straight away. The services available depend on the online system your GP practice uses. Ask your practice what services they offer when you register and in some instances, patients are able to book their first appointment online
To find out more about registering for GP online services visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices.