NHS England is working to increase the number of services that can be accessed online by patients. Already more than 10 million people are registered for online services. Patient Online is offered in addition to traditional and face-to-face means of accessing GP services, providing more choice for patients.

Dr Masood Nazir, national clinical lead for Patient Online at NHS England, said: “As a GP I am aware of the barriers faced by people with disabilities when accessing services. GP online services offered through Patient Online are particularly helpful for many people with disabilities, as they can use accessible technology such as screen readers to independently book their appointments, order repeat prescriptions and review the information in their health record.

“We are striving to make GP online services as user-friendly and as accessible as possible and these new guides have been carefully developed with input from both patients and disability groups. Together, these resources will support many more people with disabilities to benefit from Patient Online.”

The easy-read patient information guides are:

  • Getting started with GP online services
  • Your GP online record
  • What you need to know about GP online services
  • GP online service: quick, easy and safe
  • Giving another person access to your GP online services

Click here to access the easy-read guides. 

Source: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2017/09/nhs-england-launches-practical-guides-to-help-people-with-disabilities-access-gp-online-services/ 11th September 2017