Southwark residents sign up to manage their health online
More than 47,000 Southwark GP patients have now signed up to GP Online services .
As well as empowering and encouraging patients to take a more active role in their healthcare through quick and easy access to personal medical records, GP Online also allows patients to book and cancel GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions quickly and easily.
Having access to these services anywhere, anytime, makes life easier for carers and parents on the go, working people who are pressed for time and older and disabled people who may find it difficult to physically get to their surgery.
GP Online helps the surgery as well as it frees up phone lines and reduces pressure on reception staff to answer high call volumes.
You don't have to have a computer, tablet or smart phone to sign up, but you do need to have access to the internet. If you don't have that at home, you can access it by using computers at your local library.
If you are registered with a Southwark GP, drop into your surgery with photo ID and proof of address and start using GP Online services today.
For more information, visit the www.southwarkccg.nhs.uk