If you have received a text from your GP asking you to respond using a link, you should be able to use your phone to do this if you have internet access on your phone.
(Note: you won't be able to reply back to your GP via text, you'll need to use the link highlighted in red in the image above to reply.)
My text says something else
Your text might...ask you to complete a questionnaire (e.g. Asthma/COPD/COVID/Flu Vaccine survey) or it might have a document attached or it might ask you to join a video consultation, click here to find the right guide.
How to respond to a text from your GP
If you click on your unique link in your text, a web page in your internet browser on your phone should open. It should look like this: 👇
Click "Yes" if you are happy to proceed. 😊 You will be asked to verify your identity by entering your date of birth.
Type in your date of birth and then select "Continue".
You will then be able to respond to the GP by typing in the text box and attaching a photo if your GP has asked you to. Note: you can not upload any photos larger than 5MB.
Once you have responded, click on the green arrow pointing to the right in the bottom right corner of the screen. To finish, click "Submit" to send your response to your GP. 🎉 Once your response has been submitted, you will receive a text to confirm this.
Not able to use your phone to access the link?
If you can't use your phone for any reason, you can also still use the link to respond on a computer, iPad or tablet. To do this, type your unique link from the text into the URL search bar of your internet browser.
Your unique link will start with florey.accurx.... and should look something like:
As shown in the images below, when typing your unique link, please ensure you're not entering this in the search engine (as shown in red crosses). Please ensure you type your link in where the green arrows indicate. 👇
Once you've typed in the correct link and pressed "Enter" on your keyboard, you should see a screen that looks similar to the one below. 👇
If you see the screen above, you have reached the right place and you can follow the steps above as if you were using your phone! 😄
I've typed in the link but now I see this message:
As your link is unique to you, this error most likely has shown because the linked in the URL search bar doesn't exactly match the unique link in the text message. In this case, please double check the link your GP sent you in the text and that this matches exactly with the link in the typed URL at the top of the web page.
Hint: Sometimes "o" and "0" can look the same or even "i" and "1"
Who are accuRx and where has this link come from?
We're a software company providing NHS staff with tools to communicate with their patients and colleagues. We're currently used in over 90% of GP practices in the country. 😊
If you've received a text with a link in it, this was sent to you individually by a staff member at a GP practice (hint: the bottom of the text should tell you which practice). Your practice will have sent this to you as they'll require some information from you, and replying is really helpful as it might save an appointment, phone call or letter for both you and the practice. 😊
What is happening with my data?
In legal terms, accuRx is the Data Processor, and your GP practice is the Data Controller. What this means is that accuRx don't own any of your data and wouldn't pass it on to other companies or use it for other purposes like marketing.
Please contact your GP practice for any medical questions. But for anything technical (ie. the link won't open), we're here to help. 😊 Please chat with us in the bottom right hand corner. 👉