IT Developments

Aspley Medical Centre is committed to keeping up to date with NHS Information technology that benefits patient care. Below is a list of Aspley Medical Centre’s progress with the following current I.T. developments within NHS Primary Care.
Electronic Appointment Booking
Booking, cancelling, viewing and amending appointments online. Contact Aspley Medical Centre reception for a log on and password and further details.
Ordering Repeat Medication online
Ordering repeat medication online. Contact Aspley Medical Centre reception for a log on and password and further details.
Electronic Prescription Service
Prescriptions can be sent electronically from Aspley Medical Centre to a patient’s nominated pharmacy. Patients need to ask the pharmacy of their choice for a form to complete, to sign up to this service.
Aspley Medical Centre’s Statement of Intent with regard to future Information Technology developments
GP2GP record transfers
GP2GP is an I.T. system that will benefit patients changing their registered GP. Patients’ computerised medical records will be sent electronically to their new GP practice from their old GP practice. Aspley Medical Centre has a planned GO LIVE date of 22nd January 2015 for the GP2GP system to be activated.
Patient Access to their GP record
Aspley Medical Centre is planning to make this service available to registered patients before the end of March 2015. Once activated patients will be able to view online, export or print any summary information from their records i.e. medications, allergies, adverse reaction and any additional information agreed between the GP and patient.
Summary Care Record
Aspley Medical Centre is currently preparing to go live with this NHS I.T. project and will definitely have gone live by the end of March 2015. Patients who have given implied consent will have their Summary Care Record uploaded with any changes each day. The Summary Care Record will include details of recent medication, allergies and adverse reactions.
The Summary Care Record will only be viewed by a Health Professional at another NHS organisation treating the patient who has asked for explicit consent to view the record from the patient.
The only exception to this would be in the event of an emergency for example when the patient was unconscious, in this instance a Health Professional would be able to gain access to the Summary Care Record but a full audit trail would be available of which member of staff had gained access to the records and in what circumstances.