Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with DrDoctor to provide outpatients with an appointment reminder and rebooking service via text message, email and online.
Outpatients will receive reminders by text message and can manage their appointments online by following the link in the text messages or visiting https://nhs.my/royalberkshire.
Patients will receive new-style text messages via their mobile phone to remind, rebook or cancel their appointment.
Patients will be able to access our online patient portal by following the link included in each text message or email.
Once online, patients will be able to:
Your clinician will have advised you if your condition is now suitable to have your follow-ups via PIFU. You can request follow-up appointment online via our DrDoctor platform for PIFU.
If the speciality dealing with your condition is using DrDoctor PIFU service you will see the PIFU enabled DrDoctor leaflet listed below for your speciality. Please refer to the leaflet for additional details. If you are on the PIFU service with DrDoctor enabled speciality you will have received a welcome text message with a link to your relevant leaflet listed below:
Yes, by visiting https://nhs.my/royalberkshire you will be able to view your appointments and add them to your personal calendar.
If we have the most recent mobile number for you then yes, you should be receiving reminders by text message. Go to https://nhs.my/royalberkshire and update your contact details in the settings tab to make sure your details are correct. You can also check that your hospital has the most recent number for you - you will then receive confirmations and reminders for your future radiology appointments.
You can also personalise your communication by visiting https://nhs.my/royalberkshire and updating your settings. If you do not have access to the internet, you can reply STOP to any message that you receive, which will end text message reminders.
You can update your contact details at https://nhs.my/royalberkshire in the settings menu. If you cannot get online, please let us know at reception the next time you speak to us, and they can update it for you.
You can add your email address at https://nhs.my/royalberkshire in the settings menu to receive email reminders as well as text message reminders. If you cannot get online, please let us know at reception the next time you speak to us, and they can update it for you.
Text message replies will be free if you have text message bundle with your provider otherwise you will be charged at your provider’s standard rate. It is also free to change your appointment online using the website link https://nhs.my/royalberkshire.
You can receive email notifications instead of via text message, by changing your reminder settings at https://nhs.my/royalberkshire.
Your mobile number will be used to arrange your appointment with us. Our trusted partner – DrDoctor – will send a text message with the details of your appointment, rather than you having to wait to receive it by post. This is part of our commitment to a paperless NHS by 2020.
DrDoctor is a digital health company modernising how hospitals and patients communicate. They provide a convenient way for patients to manage their appointments while reducing costs, saving time and developing better overall experiences for patients.
Rather than receiving your appointment letter by post, DrDoctor will text you with the details, giving you the option to confirm or change the time and date selected – just follow the instructions provided in the message.
The website link will lead you to the patient portal, which will allow you to change your appointment time, and also give you access to maps, what to expect and other information important to your appointment.
Patients will continue to be able to rebook and cancel their appointments by text message, or over the phone.