People today live in an increasingly digital world. Technology has come to influence almost all aspects of modern life; and unsurprisingly, how patients now expect to interact with healthcare professionals has also changed.
Your local NHS in South Warwickshire is eager to provide patients with a digital service, using the modern technology that people have come to expect. The new MyCare in Warwickshire Patient Portal is a significant step in fulfilling this expectation.
The portal will soon provide all patients with the opportunity to manage their own appointments and view appointment letters online. The Trust is currently piloting the portal, and is presently available to patients accessing four specialties:
All specialties will have access to the portal sometime in the second half of 2021, and further functionality will be gradually added over the coming months and years.
How can I register?
For eligible patients, registering for the portal is quick and easy. All you need is to:
If you have a new outpatient appointment booked in on our system, you will be sent a text message inviting you to sign up to the portal. Please click on the secure link and follow the instructions.
Registering is easy and secure – and takes less than three minutes to sign up. For more information on how to register, our short video below shows how simple it is to register and use the portal:
If you haven’t registered for the portal, but you have a future appointment with us, you can still register for MyCare in Warwickshire by clicking here.
Once you’ve registered for MyCare in Warwickshire, all you need is an internet connection and a suitable electronic device, such as your home computer, tablet or smartphone.
A patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient, 24-hour access to appointments and personal health information from anywhere with an internet connection.
Once registered, patients can log on using a secure username and password to view their appointments and any changes to them. In the near future, this will also include information such as test results, consultant letters, prescriptions, and advice and guidance.
Simply, the portal provides a safe and secure way for patients to interact and communicate with us – anytime, anywhere.
From a clinical perspective, the portal allows for our increasingly ‘digital first’ population to interact with us electronically, which helps to improve health data, enhance patient experience and lower administrative costs.
Joining the MyCare in Warwickshire patient portal is optional, and it will not affect your care if you choose not to sign up. If you choose to register, you will have the option to receive your appointment information by post or via the portal. Until you choose to go paperless, you will continue to receive paper copies of your appointment letters.
MyCare in Warwickshire is a new, innovative digital tool for our patients; and to make sure we get the very best out of the portal, we’re eager to hear from you about your experiences of using it and how we can improve it. To complete our feedback survey, please click here.