The NHS App

Published: 27th March 2019

The NHS App enables people to check their symptoms using the health A-Z on the NHS website and to find out what to do when they need help urgently using NHS 111 online.

If their GP practice is connected to the app, they can register and verify their identity so they can:

NHS England and NHS Digital are working closely with CCGs to schedule in connection dates for GP practices. Find out more about the NHS App at https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app

The NHS app will be available to all patients across Greater Manchester in the coming weeks, the proposed dates for roll out are listed below:

  • 18/03/19 – Manchester, Wigan Oldham
  • 25/03/19 – Trafford, HMR, T&G, Stockport
  • 08/04/19 – Salford, Bury, Bolton

For further information or any queries with regards to the roll out, please contact Kayleigh Buckley who supports the GM area at kayleighbuckley@nhs.net or on 07710 152881.

There are also a number of webinars being held regarding the NHS App that will be of interest to you and your practice:

To help ensure that patients have a positive experience of the NHS App NHS Englabd are also asking practices to prepare before they promote the app to patients. This means briefing staff so they are able to support patients and preparing systems so that appointments are available to book and are named so patients understand what they are. Further information is available in our guidance for GP practices and guidance for CCGs.

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