55 million patients to access their GP record online

Patients in England will be able to view test results as they come in and keep track of their glucose levels and cholesterol on their smart phones, enabling them to take greater control of their care and better manage their health. 

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image source: Lea Latumahina – Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

Official figures reveal that over 95% of GP practices are now set up to offer online access to detailed GP records including test results and diagnoses as well as referrals, immunisations, procedures and medications history.  This is up from just 3% of practices in January this year.

Greater use of technology to enhance patient care and experience and reduce the administrative burden on GP practices is a key commitment of the General Practice Forward View, launched by NHS England in April 2016.  These figures reveals significant progress has been made on the ambition to support practices to reduce their workload and achieve a paper-free NHS by 2020.

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