GP online, saving you time
Did you know that GP online services can save you time?
Sign up to GP online services and you'll be able to use a website or app to:
book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse
order repeat prescriptions online
view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
view clinical correspondence such as hospital discharge summaries, outpatient appointment letters and referral letters
The service is free and available to everyone who is registered with a GP.
If you are not yet registered with a GP or need to register with a different one, see how to register with a GP practice
How can I start using GP online services?
Follow these steps to access GP online services:
- Take photo ID (passport or driving licence) and proof of address (such as a utility bill) to your GP practice and tell them you want to start using their online services.
If you do not have any ID then either a member of staff will have to confirm your identity or you may have to answer questions about personal information in your GP record.
- Fill in the short registration form that you are given by your practice.
- Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter with your unique username, password and instructions on how to log in.
Your practice may offer you a choice of websites and apps you can use to access online services, including:
The Waiting Room
Various apps available on android and apple
You can find useful links, guides and videos on the NHS Choices website
Do all GP practices offer the same online services?
The services available to you will depend on the online system your GP practice uses, ask your practice when you sign up.
The Electronic Prescription Service
Find out how this service can save you unnecessary trips to the GP. Find out more