If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone, computer or tablet.
What the NHS App Does:
If you have full access to the NHS App, you can do things like:
. get your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad
· check your symptoms
· find out what to do when you need help urgently
· book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
· order repeat prescriptions
· securely view your GP medical record
· register to be an organ donor
· choose how the NHS uses your data
If you already use the Patient Access option, you can continue to use it if you prefer and you can use the NHS App as well.
What you need to set up an NHS login
If you're unable to access any of the above features, you may need to prove who you are.
You will need:
• an email address
• a UK mobile phone number
What you need to do:
NHS will send you an email containing a link. Select this link to confirm your email address. Then return to the website or app you want to access and enter your NHS login email address and password. Here, you will be asked to give your mobile phone number.
A 6-digit security code will be sent by text message to your mobile phone. You will be asked to enter this code to continue. A security code will be needed to log in every time, unless you select ‘remember this device and stop sending security codes’.
Right now, you cannot set up NHS login without a mobile phone. They are working on this and hope to offer a solution to users who do not own a mobile phone in the future.
If you have any issues using or downloading the app, check the NHS App help and support page NHS Support
It has been made even easier for the public to access digital services via NHS login, such as the NHS App. If you have already had an identity check to access GP online services, you can now set up an NHS login without having your ID rechecked.
If you are a patient, you just need to use the mobile phone number saved in your GP record. More information about Fast-track ID checking is available here.
You can view and share your NHS COVID Pass for event trials in England and travel abroad.
If you have access to your GP health record, you should be able to see your summary record. This includes information about your allergies and medicines. To see more information, such as test results, contact your GP surgery to request access to your detailed coded record.
View and order your repeat prescriptions. Depending on your GP surgery, you may be able to choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to.
Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery. We have made online appointment booking temporarily unavailable due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Youcan ask your GP for advice in the app instead.
Read more about appointments and online consultations.
If you've been referred to a specialist through the NHS e-Referral Service, you can manage your first appointment in the app.
Select the help icon from wherever you are in the app, to see a help page about that screen. For example, selecting the help icon from the prescriptions area will take you to a help page about prescriptions.
See our help and support
If you would like to take advantage of this service then please read the information below, you can print off the necessary forms and bring them into the surgery with photo ID.
If you have not already got online access, a receptionist will advise so you can register online.
You will need to fill out a questionnaire and disclaimer to view your full records and allow 28 working days for it to be activated.
Access the Viewing your Medical Records online leaflet
If a patient is requesting proxy access to their record for a family member / carer, you will need to do the following:
Firstly, the proxy user will need to complete the ‘Proxy User Form’ by email or drop it into the surgery.
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