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Worcestershire health bosses urge people to download NHS App

Ross Crawford 27th Nov, 2021

RESIDENTS are encouraged by local doctors to join the millions who’ve already registered for the NHS App.

More than 18million people in England have registered on the NHS App and health bosses across Worcestershire are encouraging residents to join them.

The NHS App is free to download on iOS or Android for anyone aged over 13 and registered at a GP practice in England.

One of the key features of the app is the NHS Covid Pass which can be viewed or shared via the app.

The Pass can be downloaded, saved or printed from the app and used to demonstrate an individual’s vaccination status.

Many countries now require proof of Covid-19 vaccination as do some domestic events and venues; the NHS Covid Pass can be used to provide this evidence.

Dr Ian Roper, GP and Clinical Digital Lead for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG said: “The NHS App is such a simple way to access a range of NHS services from your smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are or what time it is.

“The app is free to download and provides free access to your NHS Covid Pass.

“The NHS will never ask for payment or financial details.

“Be alert to links and attachments in unexpected text messages or email and do not respond to requests for important information such as bank details or passwords.”

The NHS App can also be used to get trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments.

It also provides quick and simple access to NHS 111 online in which a person will be asked to answer some questions to get instant advice or medical help near them.

Some other features of the app include: Ordering repeat prescriptions and nominating a chosen pharmacy, secure access to your GP health record, advice about Covid-19, registering your organ donation decision, viewing your NHS number, finding out how the NHS uses your data.

Visit nhs.uk/nhs-app/ for more information.

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