The Patient Online service gives you immediate access to your GP practice, 24 hours a day. It can cut out queues at reception or on the telephone and help you take more control of your health and wellbeing, or that of someone you care for.
The service allows you to book or cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view some of your patient records, including test results and immunisation history.
If you, or someone you care for has a condition that requires regular medication, then you can also take advantage of the Electronic Prescription Service. Reduce the number of times you need to contact or visit your GP practice even more by nominating a pharmacy of your choice, where your repeat prescriptions will be sent electronically by your GP. This can be a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
These services are free of charge and you can register at your surgery by taking along some identification. More information can be found on the NHS Choices website about both Patient Online and the Electronic Prescription Service.
Alternatively if you already know how to use the internet, you can take a short course on how to start using GP services.