More than 10 million people have signed up to use the NHS App

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Over 6 million more people have signed up to the NHS App since the COVID-19 vaccination status service, bringing its total number of users to more than 10 million

More than 10 million users have now signed up to the NHS App and are benefiting from easier access to NHS services.

During May and June, over 1,248,800 repeat prescriptions were ordered and over 103,900 GP appointments were booked via the app. More than 90,500 people have also registered their organ donation preference which could help save lives.

Last month alone saw 2.5 million app downloads and a further 6 million since the COVID-19 vaccination status service was added on the 17th of May.

The app’s COVID-19 vaccine status service allows users to easily show their proof of vaccine and is accepted in 30 countries.

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said:

“As we cautiously reopen, the NHS COVID Pass will enable people to prove their vaccination status when travelling abroad and support venues and businesses to reopen safely while protecting staff and the public.

“The NHS App is a fantastic example of how technology supports us in delivering health care. Not only is the app helping us start to get back to doing the things we love, but it is also helping us book GP appointments, view test results and medical records, and make life-saving decisions such as organ donation which bring wider benefits to the health system.”

Matthew Gould, Chief Executive of NHSX, said:

“We built the NHS COVID Pass in weeks, delivered it on time, and are really pleased with its progress. With 6m more users on the NHS App, more on the way, and the prospect of putting the COVID Pass into other patient apps, we are creating a powerful platform for the NHS to do so much more for our citizens online.

“We will see a further hike in demand for the NHS COVID Pass as businesses follow government guidance and consider using it at high-risk venues and events.

“We will continue listening to user feedback and keep improving the service.”


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