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NHS app to make it quick and easy to book a GP appointment

13 November 2018

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “The NHS app is a world-first which will put patients firmly in the driving seat and revolutionise the way we access health services.”

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The free app will be available to everyone in England in December 2018.

Patients will be able to use it to:

  • make GP appointments
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • manage long-term conditions
  • access 111 online for urgent medical queries

You will be able to book a GP appointment with the click of a button, rather than join a queue of callers attempting to ring the local surgery at the same time each morning.

Patients will also be able to use the app to state their preferences relating to:

  • data-sharing
  • organ donation
  • end-of-life care

The app will be available through the App Store or Google Play and once downloaded users can simply sign up for an NHS account.