The NHS App will allow individuals to:
- book and manage appointments at their GP practice
- order their repeat prescriptions
- securely view their GP medical record
- check their symptoms using NHS 111 online and the health A-Z on the NHS website
- register as an organ donor
- choose whether the NHS uses their data for research and planning
After a period of testing in late 2018, the app is now ready for its rollout across England. Early feedback has been positive, and most practices will go live between April and June 2019, with the NHS App expected to be fully rolled out to practices and patients by 1 July 2019.
Wendy Clark, executive director of product development at NHS Digital, said:
“The NHS App will give everyone in England who chooses a convenient tool to access the NHS, similar to the way people interact with other services, such as banking or travel booking.
“It is an important step towards providing an NHS that is digitally accessible and means that patients know that whatever they access on this app is safe and trusted and will make a positive contribution to their health and wellbeing.
“The potential of the app is huge and we will be listening to user and GP feedback as we add additional tools and services and more GPs come on board.”