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myGP app

We are aware that some patients are having issues with the myGP app.  This can be either a very slow connection or the inability to order repeat medication.  myGP are aware of this and are working to resolve the issue. You can, however, use Patient Access either via the app or on your PC.  Click here for details on how to register for Patient Access.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For your safety, due to COVID-19, we have changed the way you get your flu vaccine this year. 

Click here for more information

Please note: unless you are in an at-risk category, people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November at the earliest, providing there is sufficient vaccine. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. 

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19.

The message from Public Health to parents in Lancashire is that you should continue to use the national portal or 119 to arrange a test for your child, and you should not contact their GP. Anyone who tries to book a test and is unable to do so, or who is offered a location or time which is not convenient, is being asked to please wait a few hours and then try again.

Do It Online

What are Online Services?

GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. There are lots of apps available to use but Lancaster Medical Practice only supports Patient Access and myGP. Although we support both our preferred app is myGP because of the future functionality in development. However, we will not stop supporting Patient Access.

NEW! Video Consultations

With the increasing severity of the Coronavirus, we are looking at new ways of working. This is to ensure the safety of both our patients and our staff.

We offer appointments via video rather than face-to-face. This will mainly be through the myGP app but we may also use Patient Access.

To take part in a video consultation you will need the following:

  • an account with either myGP or Patient Access;
  • a smartphone or tablet for myGP;
  • a smartphone, tablet or laptop/PC for Patient Access;
  • access to the internet or a mobile network with a strong connection (there may be a charge from your mobile provider);
  • a webcam and microphone or a smartphone with integrated camera and audio;
  • to be in an environment where you can speak confidentially to the clinician.

We have developed a user guide for patients which details what you will need to do to ensure you are ready for your video consultation. This can be downloaded below.

Video Consultations - Patient Guide

What are the Benefits of Registering for Online Services?

We strongly recommend that you sign up for online services but the choice is yours. However, the benefits of signing up are:

  • No waiting in the telephone queue
  • Booking of appointments from home 24/7 – we are looking to release more appointment types
  • Order prescriptions from home 24/7.  Please refer to the repeat prescriptions page for further information on how to order repeat medication
  • Can view medical records, test results etc from home

You can still contact the practice by phone, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time.

How do I register for Online Services?

To book appointments using myGP all you need is to match the mobile number held on your medical record and your date of birth. This will enable you to book appointments and use video immediately.

For all other functionality available on myGP and to register for all functionality on Patient Access, you will need to contact Reception (via the usual telephone numbers). When you speak to Reception you will be asked to verify your ID by answering some security questions.  You will then be issued with the relevant details to register for access.

myGP - Sign Up Guide

Patient Access - Sign Up Guide

What is the difference between the software?

Below is a table which shows the current and future functionality which will help you choose which you want to sign up to. Please remember you can sign up to both and use them for different functionality.

Functionality

myGPPatient Access

Self-registration for appointment booking

P

O

Suited to use on a PC

O

P

Available on Smartphone/tablet

P

P

Booking/cancelling appointments

P

P

Video Consultations

P

P

Ordering repeat medications

P

P

Access to medical record

P

P

Book appointments for dependents

P

P

Order repeat medications for dependents

Future development

P

Access to medical records for dependents

Future development

P

Mini triage of appointments

P

O

Practice can text patients

P

O

Patient can submit certain home readings ie. Peak flow/blood pressure/pulse/weight

soon

O

Certain appointments can be held for a cohort of patients eg. Flu, shingles, B12 injections

P

O

 
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