Coronavirus: North Yorkshire patients reminded about NHS App

Coronavirus: North Yorkshire patients reminded about NHS App

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 4th July 2020.

Patients in North Yorkshire are being reminded they can access their doctor's surgery via the NHS App.

  • North Yorkshire patients are being reminded about the free NHS App.
  • The app is free and can be used  24 hours a day.
  • It also provides access to information about coronavirus

The free app can be used  24 hours a day allows people to book GP appointments and order repeat prescriptions

It can also be used to get advice about coronavirus and symptoms.   

The NHS App can be installed on smartphones via the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android), while the confidential GP practice online service can be used by anyone registered with a GP practice and is accessible via smartphone, tablet or computer.

Patients who are registered with the GP practice online service are able to:

  • Seek medical advice about a new problem or an ongoing issue
  • Take part in an online consultation
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Manage appointments
  • Request test results
  • Request GP letters and 'fit for work' notes

To access the online service, patients should visit their GP practice website and follow the instructions to register. They can use the search tool here to find their GP practice website and more information about the GP online service.

Dr Charles Parker, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Clinical Chair, said:

"The free NHS App, as well as the GP practice online service give patients much more flexibility and choice in how and when they access healthcare. People with busy lives often struggle to find the time to contact their GP practice to request help - both of these platforms allow people to access their practice at a time that suits them.

"This means patients can avoid unnecessary trips to their GP practice for non-urgent health matters and they won't need to spend time waiting on the phone, as requesting medical advice and administrative tasks such as managing repeat prescriptions and getting test results can now be managed through the NHS App or via the GP online service."