According to the GP Patient Survey 2017, the way patients interact with patient online services is changing.
More patients are using online services to book GP and nurse appointments The number of patients ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing their medical records has increased Awareness of patient online services has risen to 36.1% But, did you also know there are over 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss? And this is set to rise by 250,000 people by 2020?
Our patients have access to the patient services website to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their medical records online. It is a fully accessible website so patients with sight loss can use it too.
Screen readers and assistive technologies
Following guidelines issued by the NHS, the Patient Services website has been optimised for assistive technologies. Patients using assistive technologies such as screen readers can use their devices to read and use the website.
Patients with sight loss can access the website 24/7 from any location. They can book appointments, request repeat prescriptions or view medical records using their assistive technologies.