The basic functionality of the NHS App enables people to immediately:
- get health advice using the health A-Z on the NHS website
If patients register and prove who they are on the NHS App they can:
- find out what to do when they need help urgently using NHS 111 online
- register as an organ donor
- choose whether the NHS uses their data for research and planning
- order their repeat prescriptions and view, set, or change their nominated pharmacy, where they want their prescriptions to be sent
- manage their first hospital or clinic appointment with a specialist, when they are referred by their GP, through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS)
Patients can request additional services through their GP to:
- view their GP health record securely
- access health services on behalf of someone they care for
In some GP practices, depending on which systems are in use, people can also:
- message their GP surgery, doctor or health professional online
- consult a GP or health professional through an online form and get a reply
- view useful links their doctor or health professional has shared with them
All GP practices in England are connected to the NHS App. This means that anyone aged 13 and over and registered with a GP practice in England can use it.
People in England can also access their vaccination status via the NHS App, through www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by requesting a letter from 119 (COVID-19 vaccination service).
For further information and full instructions on setting up please click on this link https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/
PLEASE NOTE: The NHS App is not run by the practice and we cannot help with setting it up.
Please also note that this is NOT the NHS Covid-19 App which is used for contact tracing.BMA