What is the NHS app and how can it help me?

What is the NHS app and how can it help me?

The NHS app can be used for a number of services relating to you and your health care, as well as other services such as the NHS COVID Pass and registering an organ donation decision. It can save you time and enable you to find useful information in a number of ways:

Order repeat prescriptions – see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to.

Book appointments – search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery, and see details of your upcoming and past appointments

Get health advice – search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments. You can also answer questions to get instant advice or medical help near you

View your health record – securely access your GP health record, to see information like your allergies and your current and past medicines.

Register your organ donation decision – choose to donate some or all of your organs and check your registered decision

Get your NHS COVID Pass – view and share your COVID Pass for places in England that have chosen to use this service and travel abroad

Get advice about coronavirus – get information about coronavirus and find out what to do if you think you have it

Find out how the NHS uses your data – choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning.

View your NHS number – find out what your NHS number is.

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You can also:

  • message your GP surgery or a health professional online
  • consult a GP or health professional through an online form and get a reply
  • access health services on behalf of someone you care for
  • view your hospital and other healthcare appointments
  • view useful links your doctor or health professional has shared with you
  • view and manage care plans

After you download the app, you will need to set up an NHS login and prove who you are. The app then securely connects to information from your GP surgery. For more information visit About the NHS App – NHS (www.nhs.uk)