What is the NHS app?

The NHS App is free to use for people aged 13 and over. It gives you the ability to get access to advice, support and information to help you manage your health. You can use the app even if you aren't connected to a GP surgery or if your surgery is not connected to the app, but the functions will be limited. You will need a smartphone or tablet computer to use the app.

The NHS app is constantly evolving, but current features include:

  • check your symptoms.
  • find out what to do when you need help urgently.
  • book and manage appointments at your GP surgery.
  • order repeat prescriptions.
  • view your GP medical record securely.
  • register to be an organ donor.
  • choose how the NHS uses your data.

Details of the NHS app and how to download it can be found here.

To be able to use the NHS app someone will need to:

  • be able to locate and download the app onto a phone from iTunes or Google Play.
  • have an email address.
  • understand how to create a secure password. 
  • know how to use camera on phone to take picture of ID and upload it to the app.
  • be able to use the camera on phone to record short video.

To access the full range of services on the app you will need to create an NHS login

You can download the NHS app from Google Play (Android phone) or iTunes (Apple phone).