By writer to www.gov.uk
The app permits easy accessibility to coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination standing for journey and wider NHS providers. Over 11,000 individuals have registered their choice for organ donation by way of the app in Four days, 10 occasions greater than common for that point. 90,000 individuals have ordered repeat prescriptions, saving clinicians and sufferers priceless time
Over 1.three million new individuals have registered to make use of the NHS App for the reason that addition of COVID-19 vaccine standing was introduced on 7 Could.
The app, which now has over 4.Eight million registered customers, is likely one of the first internationally compliant methods on the earth to display vaccine standing. The COVID-19 vaccine standing service permits customers simply to point out their proof of vaccine, if required for worldwide journey, and has been designed in keeping with World Well being Organisation (WHO) interim steering.
In addition to accessing COVID-19 vaccine standing, individuals can use a variety of personalised providers, together with GP appointment reserving, ordering repeat prescriptions, and viewing GP and hospital data.
Since Monday 17 Could, individuals have logged into the NHS App greater than Four million occasions. The increase in downloads may have life-saving advantages as over 11,483 extra individuals registered their choice for organ donation by way of the NHS App in simply Four days.
Individuals are additionally accessing providers extra simply, with practically 90,000 individuals since Monday utilizing the app to order repeat prescriptions, saving clinicians and sufferers priceless time.
Well being and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, mentioned:
The strides in expertise and innovation we’ve made all through the pandemic are having actual penalties past combating this virus – they’re making therapy, prognosis and care higher for sufferers.
I need to thank all my colleagues at NHSX and NHS Digital who helped us to ship the COVID -19 vaccine standing service so shortly. The tempo we’ve introduced this to fruition is unparalleled and it’s bringing quick advantages to our wider well being service. I encourage everybody to obtain the NHS app, it should allow you to entry a number of providers.
For anybody in England who has had 2 doses of any authorized vaccine, and doesn’t use the app or are unable to entry digital providers, they’ll name 119 and request a letter. The primary 20,000 letters had been delivered throughout England on Saturday.
Minister for Innovation, Lord Bethell, mentioned:
It’s nice to see so many extra individuals utilizing the NHS app – it permits individuals to simply entry their COVID-19 vaccine standing, in addition to simpler entry to NHS providers.
It’s prime instance of how expertise is making the well being service sooner and simpler to make use of.
Matthew Gould, Chief Govt of NHSX, mentioned:
This has been stood up in a matter of weeks, by a staff working each hour to make sure we delivered a user-friendly service on time.
We’re actually happy with the way it’s been obtained, and much more happy to see it get so many individuals utilizing the net providers of the NHS.
Between 17 Could and 20 Could:
- 11,483 customers registered an organ donation choice by way of the NHS App, a day by day common of two,870. That is nearly ten occasions the variety of new registrations in April of round 300 per day.
- 89,422 prescriptions had been ordered by way of the NHS App, a day by day common of 22,355. In April the day by day common of prescriptions ordered was round 13,000.
- 8,091 appointments had been booked by way of the NHS App, a day by day common of two,002. That is double the day by day common of appointments booked in April of round 1,000.
Notes to editors
Since 10 Could there have been 1,410,386 downloads of the NHS App and 1,302,611 new registered customers.
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