What is PKB?
PKB is a secure online tool, created by a patient and doctor to help patients manage their health.
It is a patient-controlled record, meaning patients can always see who has access to their information, and they can choose to share with who they wish (for example GP, family, carers).
Clinical teams have access to the records of their patients, and can interact with them outside of the traditional care settings. For example, messaging from home.
How can I use PKB?
All you need is a connection to the internet and an email address. You can access PKB on any phone, tablet, or computer that can access the internet.
There is nothing to download, you just need to go to the secure website and log in to your account.
You will have been sent a letter at the same time as your first appointment. This letter explains how to sign up.
Please note: If you have lost your letter, the reception team at the BCU can invite you using your email address.
How is PKB used within the Virtual Ambulance service
Messaging — Allowing you to message your psychotherapist for advice. You can send a message at any time, and the team will get back to you as soon as they can.
Care Plans – A place to record an action plan which you care share with your care teams.
Library – You will find a library which contains many different useful resources, such as videos about your health and care, websites, and hospital maps.
The Breast Care team have created a useful resource library for you. Here, you can find useful videos, links to websites, hospital maps and much more. To view the library, click ‘Treatments’ and then ‘Library’.
Click the ‘Events & messages’ button to view your conversations with the Nurse.
You can also see letters from the Breast Care Unit in this area.