The service is called "SystmOnline".
It is very easy to register. All you need to do is take 2 forms of ID (1 picture ID and a utility bill with your home address on).
I was able to use my driving licence as picture and address ID, which saved time having to dig out a utility bill.
I was given a letter with a website address for the surgery on, my username and also a temporary password, which I changed once I logged into the service for the first time.
This online service allows you to do the following:
- Book appointments
- Check future appointments
- Check previous appointments
- Order repeat prescription
- Check if you have any uncollected prescription
- Register or change which pharmacy you would like to collect prescriptions from.
Although you can visit the pharmacy/surgery in person to place an order, this saves you time on travel.
Cons: Not all people will have computer access or know how to use one. If they're able to travel to the GP surgery to place a prescription order this won't be an issue. If not, they will be able to have a patient representative to do this for them.
For more information about this online service, click on this link.