It is recommended that all patients and primary care staff download and use the MyGP app. It is an NHS assured patient facing app that provides quick and easy access to GP Services, and it allows you to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on your smartphone, tablet etc.
Other benefits for both patients and practices are outlined below:
FOR THE PATIENT:
Functionality for health tracking, e.g. blood pressure, weight and long-term condition
Access to summary care record.
Ability for patients to create a circle of care to manage family’s health and, for example, book/cancel appointments for dependants.
Collaboration interface between patients and health care providers through SMS messaging.
Pre-GP which allows patients to assess and have information related to local services.
Patient access to their NHS number and barcode.
Practices can send bulk messages to patients, e.g. regarding the flu vaccination campaign.
Automatic codes can be included into a patient’s record.
Friends and Family Test can be reported.
Practices can view all appointments booked and check they are appropriate.
Consult tab allows practices to send information to a patient e.g. videos or forms.
Clinicians can initiate secure video calls with patients.