With Patient Access, you can now access some of our services at home. work or on the move - wherever you can connect to the internet. What's more, because Patient Access is a 24 hour online service you can do this in your own time, day or night. Patient Access is also available on an app on android and iOS.
Belmont Medical Centre offers patients the facility to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and send secure non-urgent messages to the practice using Patient Access. Patients registered for on line services can also request access to their medical records. This allows patients to view, export and print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions and immunisations.
If you are not already registered for online access, you will need to visit the surgery to register, bringing with you some personal identification, such as passport, driving licence or utility bill. Once registered you will be given an instruction leaflet with a unique username and password.
Use the following link to access our online services Patient Access
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use Patient Access, you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
Summary Care Record - Statement of Intent
It is important that your medical record is available when and where you need it. You may feel, especially if you have an extensive medical history, that it is important for some of your medical information to be available if, for example, you were on holiday away from the practice area and taken ill. Having your Summary Care Record (SCR) available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to. The system in use at Belmont Medical Centre means that your SCR is automatically updated, on at least a daily basis, to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can be. Of course, if you do not want your medical records available in this way, please contact us so that we can update your record to this effect. We will add a code that excludes your records being shared via SCR.
Your medical records when leaving the practice (GP2GP)
It is very important that you are registered with a doctor near to where you live. We encourage patients to do this as soon as possible if they move out of the practice area. Once you have registered with a new GP, your medical records will be forwarded on to them via NHS England.
NHS England requires all practices to use electronic transfer of patient records (GP2GP) between practices when a patient registers or de-registers from our Practice or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31 st of March 2015.
Belmont Medical Centre already uses GP2GP to transfer patient records electronically, unless there is an issue with the receiving practice's computer system that does not allow the transfer. This means that your electronic medical record will be available to your new GP as soon as they register you at the practice.