Two GP practices in the Dungannon area have signed up to online booking services for doctors appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions.
Launched today by Health Minister Michelle O’Neill, she said she hopes online access to such services can help improve patient experience and reduce bureaucracy in primary care services.
Errigal Medical Centre in Dungannon and Moy Medical Centre are so far the only practices that offer this option in Dungannon.
For details on how the system works see www.nidirect.gov.uk/gp.
“Modern information technology offers us tremendous potential to improve how we interact with people to improve services for them,” said Minister O’Neill. “It will not only be more convenient for patients but will also save GP practices time and resources in dealing with appointment booking and repeat prescriptions.”