GP Connect in action
Irrespective of what IT system or set-up, or where your organisation’s site is located, GP Connect offers you greater flexibility in how you operate, enabling your staff to view, share and act on patient records in three ways:
- GP Connect: Access Record – by logging into the system, clinicians will be able to access all relevant patient records without having to chase individual GP surgeries. The data they retrieve will be made available in either HTML read-only format, or machine-readable, coded format.
- GP Connect: Send Document – for any medical interactions that take place away from a patient’s usual practice, a standardised summary of the consultation is used to update the patient’s record using GP Connect messaging components, such as ITK3 and MESH to deliver the message.
- GP Connect: Manage Appointment – initially rolled out to help manage appointments during the Covid-19 vaccination programme, this feature allows appointments to be booked on behalf of patients at their regular GP practice or other healthcare settings.
There are a multitude of healthcare organisations where GP Connect functionality and capability would be beneficial – a few include: Integrated care systems, hospitals, ambulance services, hospices, social care, care homes, pharmacies, mental health trusts and emergency care service providers.