Online booking for enhanced access

Save time, delight patients and meet contract requirements

The Enhanced Access contract that commenced in October 2022 has a requirement for online appointment access. Hero’s online booking enables patients to book into PCN or Federation appointment diaries online, and in a controlled manner.

Additionally, using Hero’s network booking feature, practices can be setup to book cross-organisationally, or to invite patients to book cross-organisationally via SMS. This saves time, delights patients and ensures you meet the contract requirements.

How does it work?

As part of your setup, you can define slot types for extended access appointments visible to Hero, and any restrictions on which patients can access which slots. Patients can then access these appointments either via invite or through links on your website. To invite a patient via SMS:

Compose messages to your patients.

Choose your network location (eg. your PCN hubsite)

Select the enhanced access appointment at your hub site

Send this to relevant patients

Patients confirm their identity by date of birth and pick a slot to complete the booking

Patients can reschedule or cancel appointments online.

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How Hero can help you

Hero is an easy-to-use platform that enables you to communicate with patients, capture structured data through SNOMED-codable questionnaires, and automate your appointment scheduling.

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What can you do with Hero?

Use Hero to quickly connect with your patients. Communicate via SMS or email, share attachments, gather data through simple structured forms or automate your appointment scheduling.


Review case studies from customers using the Hero product.

NHS Bridge View Medical PCN

"We're down to three to four people a week dealing with [flu] as opposed to everybody"

October 27, 2022

NHS Somerset GP Surgery

“Flu season comes around... we don't suddenly, miraculously have four more receptionists!” "That (Hero) would be massive, for the flu side of things... that's huge."

April 14, 2022

NHS GP - Biddulph Valley Surgery

"We can target all our lists in one go with one click... All those patients get that invite link and can book in directly." Alison Ratcliffe PCN Pharmacy Technician

May 16, 2022

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