In line with the NHS England directive, we now have the facility for patients to book appointments, request prescriptions and access patients summary medical information on line via Egton Medical Information Systems, now known as “Patient Access”.
If you are not already registered to use the online services, there are a few ways to do this. You can come into the Practice with some sort of photographic id, for instance your passport and fill in application form, or alternately you can download the form Patient Online Registration Form, complete it at home, then bring it with you, or you can follow the Patient Access link below where you will be given the choice to log in or to register. Once you have registered and been given your own personal Access ID Number, you need to take this with some proof of identity into the practice to complete the registration process. When you have done this, follow the link again and this time choose the ‘log in’ option using the ID number and password that you have created.
For more information on how to make best use of this online system and some precautions that you should consider, take a look at this Patient Online Leaflet or use this link to the NHS website. You may be asked if you have read it when you apply for access.
For those of you who are already used to using this system, you may notice some improvements to the pages you are used to. The front ‘logon’ page now has access to many frequently asked questions of how to use this system and detailed information on the changes such as what the ‘status’ of ordered prescription items mean.