The service makes patient medical information available to all appropriate clinicians when and where they need it to support direct patient care, leading to improvements in both care and outcomes.
We're helping primary care organisations share appointments with the COVID Clinical Assessment Service (CCAS), Extended Access Hubs and NHS 111 to meet targets set out in the GMS contract around direct booking.
We’ve enabled 97% of GP practices in England for:
- Access Record: HTML which allows clinicians to view a read-only version of the patient’s detailed GP practice record
- Appointment Management which allows organisations to you share and manage their appointments to support joined up patient care
We’re also seeing the benefits of the service in secondary care where access to a patient’s GP records is helping clinicians improve decisions and save time. Find out more about this.
We’re committed to deliver the following additional functionality across all GP clinical systems:
- the capacity to import or download data on a patient’s medicines and allergies with Access Record: Structured
- Send Document allows systems to automatically send a consultation summary back to the patient’s registered practice in the form of a PDF document, detailing the consultation and actions taken.
These products will save time for clinicians, and provide better, more convenient care for patients. It will also help meet targets under NHS England’s Improving Access to General Practice programme.
The programme is supporting Extended Access Providers, the creation of Primary Care Networks and the Local Health Care Record Exemplar approaches highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan.
You can see a GP Connect consumer system demonstrator that shows what GP Connect may look like when integrated with an electronic patient record (EPR) or Trust portal system.
The programme team is now looking at how we can extend our current products and introduce additional services to better meet the interoperability needs of health and care organisations. We’ll share the outputs of this project in due course.