GP services are online
People registered with GP surgeries in Bradford can book appointments and order their repeat prescriptions using GP online services.
GP online services are available free of charge and enable you to use your computer, smartphone or tablet device to book and cancel appointments as well as request repeat prescriptions. The service is available 24/7, every day of the year. Online services save time as you don’t need to call your practice for an appointment. It is also more convenient as you don’t need to make a special trip to your practice to order repeat prescriptions.
Registering for GP online services is quick and easy. All you need to do is complete a form at your GP practice and take in photo ID, such as a passport or driving license and proof of address. If you care for somebody else, such as a relative, you can also request access on their behalf which makes it easier to plan appointments around other commitments.
Many people find that using patient online services improves their experience of using their GP practice and empowers them to take greater control of their health and wellbeing.
Dr Taz Aldawoud, GP and clinical board member, NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group says, “Our patients really like the convenience of making an appointment at any time day or night, or requesting a repeat prescription without having to visit the practice. It is particularly helpful for people who live with a long-term health condition, that need regular appointments and frequent prescriptions.”
Tony Davies, Chair of Springfield patient participation group (PPG) and user of patient online services says: “I am keen on increasing the number of people who use online access. It has enhanced my patient experience, especially around appointment booking, and also helps busy reception staff. Being able to see all your repeat prescriptions online also enables people to be more involved in their own care as well as helping to reduce the amount of medicines wasted.”
To find out more about patient online and how to register, speak to your GP practice or click here.