Our GP: background information
- What is ‘Our GP’?
- Is this about online appointment booking and repeat prescriptions orders?
- Who can get involved in ‘Our GP’?
- Who created these three ideas?
- Who is managing this project?
‘Our GP’ is an opportunity for you to help design new digital GP services, which might help improve or transform care.
(Digital means ‘online’ or computer technology that uses the internet.)
Some GP practices already offer these services. This project has been looking at other digital services that a GP practice could offer you.
Anyone who visits or works in a GP practice in Scotland can get involved.
People created these ideas at ‘Our GP’ workshops and felt they might improve their experience with GP practices. We think the ideas are innovative and they got a positive response when presented at public roadshows we held across Scotland. So we’ve put them online now to get wider feedback.
The Health and Social Care ALLIANCE (Scotland) are managing this project, working with the Scottish Government and a ‘co-design’ NHS team called mHabitat.
Providing feedback on the three ideas
- How do I provide feedback?
- Do I need to look at all three prototypes?
- Do I need to click through the second version of the ‘Photo GP’ prototype, labelled ‘clinical view’?
- How can I enter the draw for the prizes?
- What are the prizes?
Please watch the brief video which will give you an overview.
Then open the prototypes (basic and early versions of the ideas). Kindly follow the instructions. This will help you step a worked example of how the ideas might operate if they were made available as an ‘app’.
Finally, please tell us what you think by completing the survey before 5pm, 16 February 2017.
That would be great, but you can also just look at the ones you are most interested in and provide feedback on them in the survey.
Do I need to click through the second version of the ‘Photo GP’ prototype, labelled ‘clinical view’?
You don’t have to look at this second/additional version – it is aimed at GP practice staff showing how they might interact with PhotoGP.
Please provide a valid email address (or a phone number and first name instead) to enter into our draw, so that we can contact you if you win one of our great prizes.
We have 8 great individual prizes – an Apple Macbook Pro, an Apple Watch, a Fire HD tablet and five Fitbits.
Next steps and possible implementation
- How will you use my feedback?
- How would you ensure these services were secure if they were implemented?
- Why are the ideas presented as ‘apps’?
- Will you eventually join up these prototypes – just have one new service?
- Will these solutions be linked to other GP systems and online services?
It will help us understand which ideas people and professionals most value. We will use your comments to help redesign the prototypes. We will then aim to build and test out the best idea(s) in GP practices in Scotland.
There would be a log on for these services i.e. a username and password.
The apps are just being used to present the idea so we can find out whether you like its features and might use it. If these services were implemented, we would examine how they might be made available on a website so they were accessible across all consumer devices (PCs as well as tablets and smartphones).
Yes, that’s possible depending on public feedback. You can use our survey to suggest if and how the ideas could be combined.
If these solutions were implemented, we would expect them to seamlessly link up with relevant GP systems. For example, if you created a Personal Profile to share with your GP, we would expect your GP would be able to view that alongside your existing medical record.
Queries on specific prototypes
- What difference is there between the information already held in my GP medical record and the Personal Profile idea?
- How often would I need to update my Personal Profile?
- In which situations are you suggesting this solution should be used?
- Would I be allowed to record my GP’s advice on my smartphone or tablet?
What difference is there between the information already held in my GP medical record and the Personal Profile idea?
Your medical record has notes about the conditions you discuss with your GP, as well as medical information e.g. about your vaccinations. The Personal Profile is about the non-medical information that matters to you which you might want to share with your GP e.g. about your life situation, goals and perhaps any accessibility requirements.
How often would I need to update my Personal Profile?
That is up to the individual. We would envisage that people might want to do this when there was a change in their circumstances which they wanted to share with their GP staff
In which situations are you suggesting this solution should be used?
We think it might be useful for getting initial GP feedback for non-urgent, minor skin conditions (and minor injuries). You can tell us in the survey whether it could be applied to other situations.
Would I be allowed to record my GP’s advice on my smartphone or tablet?
In principle, we think this would be ok, as long as it was being done openly (whilst keeping the service secure). You can tell us via our survey about whether and how this could be made to work well in practice.