Guidance by NHS England to help increase online access for patients.
The guidance, practical support and tools
provided in this section will help practices fulfil
the requirements of the General Medical Services
(GMS) and Personal Medical Services (PMS)
contracts 2014/15, with respect to Patient Online
services, and develop systems and processes to
meet the needs of patients locally.
Both GMS and PMS contracts require GP
practices to offer and promote to patients:
online appointment booking, online ordering
of repeat prescriptions and, by 31 March
2015, online access to summary information
as a minimum in their patient record. These
requirements are subject to the necessary GP
systems and software being made available to
practices by NHS England.