February 25, 2016
Upcoming changes to Patient Facing Services
As you may be aware, the GMS and PMS contract agreements 2015/16 include the requirement for GP practices to offer patients access to detailed coded data in their GP records. This regulation takes effect from 31 March 2016.
It involves configuration of practices’ EMIS systems and putting into place polices and processes to comply with this requirement. A group has been created on Artemis, the One Care Intranet called Patient Facing Services (Online Access). In anticipation of the deadline, One Care will be updating the group with links to useful information, including the latest guidance available on this issue.
Further to these resources, practices can also request EMIS support to run a specific ‘Sam Earl’ report, which will provide practices with current numbers of patients using Patient Access and which areas of the service they use.
Please note that this is a very popular report and there may be a short delay in receiving it.