Additional information for GP practice managers - April 2023

Additional information for GP practice managers - April 2023

Posted On: 19/04/2023

Support for switching on access to GP records

Changes to the 2023/24 GP Contract requires all GP practices to give their patients online access to new entries in their health record by 31 October 2023. 1 in 5 practices have done so already.

We offer a range of resources and guidance to help everybody in your practice understand this change and get ready for it, including a GP checklist and how-to videos.

You can also watch a webinar, where early adopter practices share their experiences and top tips, and read a case study about how to safeguard patients who might be at risk of harm or distress from having access to their health record.

When you’re ready to switch on access in your practice, please email our Implementation team who will support you through the process.


Try the National Care Records Service today

The National Care Records Service (NCRS) is replacing the Summary Care Record application (SCRa).

All SCRa users will need to switch to NCRS before 29 September 2023. The switchover to NCRS is quick and simple, and with the right software installed on the users’ device it can be as easy as changing a web link.

NCRS provides a quick, secure way to access national patient information and it is free to use. Find out how to make the switch.


Retiring the Care Identity Service

We are retiring the Care Identity Service (CIS), which is used by health and care professionals in England to securely access national clinical systems.

It’s being replaced by the Care Identity Service 2 (CIS2). The new service will enable internet-first access and allow new methods of authentication beyond smartcards.

IT suppliers are also updating their products to use CIS2 and national services, including the NHS e-Referral Service, will move to it by September 2023. Services will be contacting their users about the switchover and any actions they need to take.


Help us improve the Buying Catalogue

The Buying Catalogue provides a shop window to view and procure centrally-assured, clinical IT systems.

We’re inviting primary care professionals responsible for the procurement of IT solutions to provide feedback and help shape the functionality of the catalogue. This will help us make the Buying Catalogue more user-friendly and intuitive.

If you're interested, please complete this short 2-minute survey or contact us directly.