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Millions more people can access health record via NHS app

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Millions more people can access health record via NHS app

The Government has claimed millions more patients in England have “easier access” to their health records after releasing figures claiming the number of sign-ups to the NHS App passed 30 million last year.

According to the latest data, released through NHS Digital, there were seven million new sign-ups to the app, which gives patients access to health records – of which there was more than 65 million views – as well as medical services.

The government said it has met its target of getting 68 per cent of people in England to register with app by March this year and “is firmly on track to meet its second target to have 75 per cent of people registered by 2024.”

“The NHS App continues to change the way people in England access healthcare services. Since it was launched four years ago, millions of people have used it to book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view GP records,” said Simon Bolton, the interim chief executive of NHS Digital.

“We’ve also added new features to the app to help people manage hospital appointments, book Covid vaccinations and receive messages from GPs. The NHS App is a great example of how technology can be used to help people take control of their healthcare and access NHS services quickly and easily.” 

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