Statement of Intent

General Medical Services Contract 2014/15

STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR DESBOROUGH SURGERY and HAZLEMERE SURGERY

New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following developments to promote patients’ online access for specified services, ensure the safe and effective electronic transfer of patient records and support better referral management. As required our Statement covers the following. The “boxed” items are taken from the GMS Contract 2014/15.

Referral Management

From April 2014, practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice whether in electronic form or otherwise, except in exceptional circumstances where the number cannot be ascertained.

Our Statement is that we meet this requirement.

Electronic appointment booking

Building on the Improving Patient Online Access Enhanced Service, GP practices are contractually required from April 2014 to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

Our Statement is that we meet this requirement.

Online booking of repeat prescriptions

Building on the patient online access ES, practices will be contractually required from April 2014 to promote and offer the facility for all patients who wish to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.

Our Statement is that we meet this requirement.

Interoperable records

This covers two aspects. All practices are required to:

Enable successful automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis, to the Summary Care Record (SCR) or have publicised plans in place to achieve this

Our Statement is that we upload changes to a patient’s SCR at least on a daily basis, and we meet this requirement.

Utilise the GP2GP facility for transfer of all patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers (not for temporary registration), or have publicised plans in place to achieve this.

Our Statement is that we utilise the GP2GP facility, and we meet this requirement.

Patient Access to records

All practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the contractor and patient. The practice should put this in place as soon as possible after 1 April 2014 and must, by 30 September 2014, publicise its plans to enable it to achieve that requirement by no later than 31 March 2015.

Our Statement is that our clinical system supplier, INPS Vision, has not yet made our system compliant for you to access information on line from your medical record, but we are working closely them to achieve this functionality and it is our intention to have all these developments available to our patients by 31st March 2015.

This Statement is available at the practice premises and on our website, at
www.desborough.gpsurgery.net or www.hazlemere.gpsurgery.net