General Practitioners: ICT

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th June 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will develop a system to enable proxy access for patients via the NHS App between the EMIS and TPP systems used by GP surgeries.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The NHS App currently allows a version of proxy access from general practitioner clinical systems such as EMIS and TPP, known as ‘linked profiles’. However, the capability is not currently available between suppliers. We are working with the Information Commissioner’s Office to understand how people can access health and care services on behalf of those they care for.

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