Patient online services
All GP Practices in Croydon are now offering Patient Online Services to all their patients.
What is Patient Online?
This means you can go online and:
Book routine appointments
Order repeat prescriptions
Look at your summary GP record
All online, you can access these services from your computer, smartphone or tablet, at any time of the day, whilst at home, at work or on the move. You will no longer need to phone or visit your GP practice to carry out activities such as booking appointments or requesting repeat prescriptions. You can also cancel and rebook appointments online too.
Online services do not replace the traditional methods of contacting your GP practice, such as in person or phoning. They simply offer alternative ways to interact with your GP, making it easier and more convenient.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits of being able to independently access GP Services. For example, you can book and cancel routine appointments, order repeat prescriptions, look up your medications online, from home or at work, or on the move, saving yourself a trip to the GP Practice.
How can I use the service?
Contact your GP Practice to find out how and what you need to do to register for online services.
You will need to complete an application form and take two forms of identification to your practice: one which includes your photo, and one to confirm your address, when you register.
Your practice will then provide you with a pin / registration document with unique online registration details you will need to set up your online account using the website indicated in those documents.
You can find further information via the links below:
Have a look at the Patient Online FAQ leaflet
You can also read more about GP online booking systems and look up your local GP and find out what online services your practice provides and how to register for it.
What if I don't have a computer, tablet or smart phone?
If you do not have a computer or do not know how to use one, Croydon libraries can help.
Computer training courses at your local library
Many of Croydon libraries offer free one to one, IT and IT Taster sessions getting you started and help to improve your computer skills. Please enquire through the library, or pop in and speak to a member of staff to book a session.
For more information visit the Croydon libraries events calender here
Contact details for The Central Library
Address: Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Telephone: 020 3700 1034 or 020 3700 1038
Further information and support
For more information about accessing online GP online services visit the NHS Choices website
If you already know how to use the internet, here are some resources that can help you to find health information and to sign up to GP Patient Online service:
Learn my way courses www.learnmyway.com/what-next/health this tutorial can be started by clicking on the "Start GP services online" tab.
If you would like to find out more about Get Online Week and the benefits of Getting Online, please visit the campaign website or the NHS Choices webpage.