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NHS App: Your health at your fingertips

People's index fingers touching around the NHS App on a smartphone. Text above reads 'Found in 33.6 million pockets across England'.

Did you know? Each prescription ordered electronically saves GP practices three minutes of time and a patient 18 minutes. It's a small action that adds up to big benefits, freeing up frontline staff to focus on other essential duties and making healthcare more convenient for our patients.

The NHS App was launched in December 2018 and provides a digital route to securely access a wide range of NHS health and care services, right from your fingertips.

Since then, there have been new features to help patients access convenient and high-quality care when and where they need it. New and innovative features will continue to be developed in the future.

There are over 33 million registered users, but not everyone could be using the App to its full potential.

Here’s what you can do in the NHS App:

  • Order and manage repeat prescriptions
  • Nominate your preferred pharmacy
  • Book and manage appointments
  • Access your appointment information, including date, time and clinician
  • View your GP health record
  • Book and manage COVID-19 vaccinations
  • View your NHS number
  • Register your organ donation decision

Accessing the App

You must be over the age of 13 to use the NHS App, and if you’re over the age of 16, you can access your consultation notes, letters and test results to help you better understand and manage your condition without having to phone your GP surgery.

To access the NHS App, you’ll need to set up an NHS login to prove who you are. It then securely connects to information from your GP surgery, so you need to be registered with a GP surgery in England or the Isle of Man.

If your device supports fingerprint detection or facial recognition, you can use it to log in to the App each time.

Find out more

Download the NHS App on your smartphone or tablet via the Google play or App store (opens in new window or tab).

Start using the App today or find out more by visiting www.nhs.uk/nhsapp (opens in new window or tab)