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What is the NHS App?

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for you to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. This is a national programme, and all GP surgeries in Somerset are connected. If you are registered with a GP in Somerset, you can start using it straight away.


  • View / show your NHS COVID Pass
  • A – Z symptom checker
  • Find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Securely view your GP medical record
  • Register to be an organ donor
  • Choose how the NHS uses your data.

How can I get it?

You can download it for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. When you register in the app, there will be a series of checks to confirm your identity. You will not have to go into your surgery to register if you have a driving license. You can also choose to log in using fingerprint recognition.

Further Information

The app securely connects to information from your GP surgery. To keep your access secure, a security code will be sent to your phone each time you use the app.  This feature can be disabled if you choose to.

Find out how to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status to show that you’ve had the full course of the COVID-19 vaccine, and access this status when travelling abroad:

Please feel free to contact our Digital Team at if you have any further questions, or use the button below to visit the NHS Website and read more.