Accessing Your NHS Records at NHS digital.nhs.uk

So you want to access your NHS medical records online? Welcome! I’m here to walk you through everything you need to know about signing up for Open Exeter – the NHS portal that lets you view your health data from anywhere.

What Exactly Is Open Exeter?

In essence, Open Exeter is a secure online platform that connects patients like you to NHS services digitally. With Open Exeter you can:

  • View appointments, test results, medical history
  • Register at a new GP practice
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Book some appointments online

It’s all about giving you more control over your healthcare. Pretty neat huh?

Perks of Having an Open Exeter Account

Here are some of the biggest benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • Access records anytime – No more calling the surgery or making trips down there
  • View test outcomes fast – Simple to check pathology, x-rays, etc.
  • Manage prescriptions with ease – Request medication refills seamlessly
  • Understand your health better – See the full picture including conditions, procedures, notes

And because it’s the official NHS portal, you know your data remains secure and confidential.

Signing Up for Open Exeter at NHS Digital website

All set to join? Registering takes 5 minutes tops. Just:

  1. Visit the NHS Digital website
  2. Click Open Exeter then Register
  3. Enter your name, email address, postcode
  4. Verify your NHS number if you have this
  5. Create a password

And done! You’ll receive a confirmation email with your new login details shortly.

Resetting Your Password

If you ever forget your password (no judgement here!), simply:

  • Follow steps 1-2 above
  • Click “Forgot password”
  • Input your username
  • Follow the reset instructions emailed

Then log back in with your shiny new password.

Still Stuck? Contact the Exeter Helpdesk!

The Exeter helpdesk is on hand if any technical issues pop up:

So there you have it – everything you need to access your health records 24/7 with Open Exeter! I hope you found this walkthrough helpful. Now go get registered and take control of your healthcare. 😊

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