Why don’t you try? : Find ways to keep track of their appointments
Keep a diary or calendar
Note down any appointments in a calendar or diary that you can keep with you. This could be a physical notebook or an app on your phone, such as the Bridgit App.
Use the Bridgit Home Hub and App
Bridgit Home Hub and the Bridgit App can give you and your loved one appointment reminders. Click here for help videos on how to set up an appointment in Bridgit, how to view upcoming appointments and how to set up appointment reminders.
- Link your accounts on the NHS App
Proxy access allows parents, family members and carers to access health services on behalf of other people. For example, children, dependants you care for, and relatives.
Currently, you can use linked profiles in the NHS App to act on behalf of another person if:
- They are registered at the same GP surgery as yourself
- You are both patients at a GP surgery that uses either TPP (SystmOnline) or EMIS (Patient Access)
- The GP surgery has registered you for proxy access
Depending on the level of access your surgery gives you, you can switch profiles in the NHS App to act on behalf of another person and:
- Book an appointment
- Order a repeat prescription
- View their GP health record, where appropriate
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Get a diary or calendar to track all appointments or look into installing Bridgit Hub in their home which logs appointments and communicates them with your loved one., Contact their GP practice to look into getting proxy access via the NHS App,
You can visit the Bridgit Shop at anytime to find our what products and services can support you.