Patients will be able to access their GP record via the revamped NHS.uk from September 2017, according to NHS Digital.
NHS Digital’s latest board papers, which were published 28 March, mention the aim and state a target go live date of 30 September 2017. A spokeswoman subsequently confirmed the timing to Digital Health News.
A spokesman for TPP, providers of the SystmOne EPR which is widely used in primary care, said the company is working with NHS Digital to give patients access to their GP record via NHS.uk. “TPP is providing access to SystmOnline APIs.”
He said the patient will be able to see their record, request and order repeat medication, view and book appointments, and exchange messages with their practice.
“We are working towards a September deadline for the personal health record to be available to everyone in the country.”
The citizen identity service is also due to go live on 30 September.
This will allow patients to securely login to NHS.uk.
The NHS.uk project was resurrected in autumn last year.
It was back in June 2015 that the rebranding was announced by Beverley Bryant, then director of strategic systems and technology at NHS England.
Last month, Juliet Bauer, director of digital experience at NHS England said the organisation was working with Google and Bing to increase the visibility of NHS content online.
Digital Health News has previously reported that NHS.uk would, with consent, track users’ browsing history within the site and their location to provide personalised health advice.