Access to patient records through the NHS App

[update 05.04.22] Go live date delayed - The new date is not known at this time.

From April 2022, patients with online accounts such as through the NHS App will be able to read new entries in their health record.

From April 2022, the GPIT system configuration is being changed so that existing online users have access to their future, or prospective, health information entered after this change is made. New online users set up after this date will also receive this level of access by default. General practice will be able to customise or remove access for individuals if having access to future, or perspective, GP health information is inappropriate. 

This is an NHS England and NHS Improvement programme supported by NHS Digital.

The change supports NHS Long Term Plan commitments to provide patients with digital access to their health records. It means GPs will need to consider the impact of each entry, including documents and test results, as they add them to a patient’s record. Patients will not see personal information – such as positive test results – until they have been checked and filed, giving clinicians the chance to contact and speak to patients first.

NHS Digital also aim to enable patients to request their historic coded records in 2022 through the NHS App.

Research shows that increasing numbers of patients want easy access to health information about them, including 80% of the 26 million NHS App users. Better access supports patients as partners in managing their health, and can help reduce queries to general practice such as on negative test results and referral letters

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app/nhs-app-guidance-for-gp-practices/accelerating-patient-access-to-their-record

[posted 24.03.22]


The NHS App

Try the 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 get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.

If you already use online services (such as 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'

The NHS App

NHS App Leaflet 

NHS APP prescription

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