About

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android. To use it you must be aged 13 and over and registered with a GP surgery in England.

How can this help me?

The NHS has a range of resources to help and support you to download, register and use the NHS App.

Use the NHS App to:

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

  • 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, and get instant advice or medical help near you

  • View your medical record - securely access your GP medical record, to see information like your allergies and your current and past medicines

Other services in the NHS App

If your GP surgery or hospital offers other services in the NHS App, you may be able to:

  • Message your GP surgery, doctor or 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

Keeping your data secure

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.

If your device supports fingerprint detection or facial recognition, you can use it to log in to the NHS App each time, instead of using a password and security code.

The NHS treats your data and security with the utmost importance. Registering with the NHS App includes additional steps beacuse of this.

Find out more about Your Privacy on the NHS App