Download the NHS app to access healthcare
People in the Black Country who have a smartphone or tablet are being reminded to join the millions nationwide who have downloaded the NHS app.
At home or on the move, the NHS app provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet.
Currently, 41 percent of people in the Black Country have downloaded the app, compared to the national average of 51 percent.
The app can be used for ordering repeat prescriptions, accessing your records, checking symptoms, and getting health advice – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It also allows users to check their COVID-19 vaccine record, including how many doses they have had, and which jab they received.
People will be asked to create an NHS login if they do not have one already and must be registered with a GP to use it.
Dr Ananta Dave, Chief Medical Officer for NHS Black Country Integrated Care Board, said: “The NHS app is a great way to get valuable information about your health at the click of a button.
“It is a valuable tool for people to manage their health at home, whether that’s by ordering repeat prescriptions, securely checking GP medical records or using the handy symptom checker and finding out what to do if you need urgent help.
“So, if you haven’t already, I would absolutely encourage anyone with a smartphone or tablet to download the app today.
“If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, you can use the NHS login to access the same services through a web browser on a computer or laptop.
“We also understand that not everyone will be able to use the NHS app, so I’d like to remind“We also understand that not everyone will be able to use the NHS app, so I’d like to remindpeople that they can still access healthcare by contacting their GP as normal or by calling 111for urgent help.”
The app is free to download and is available on the App Store or Google Play. The app willnever ask for money or financial details to access it. People must be registered with a GPpractice in England and aged 13 or over to use the NHS app.
For further information please visit the NHS website here.