Last week, patients in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire were given support to access their health and care records online through the NHS App at county-wide digital pop-up clinics.
Organised as part of the Digital Notts (formerly known as Connected Nottinghamshire) Digital and Social Inclusion strategy and linking in with the national Get Online Week, the events were held throughout the week at GP practices and community venues with each clinic open to members of the public. The overall aim was to support patients to register for the NHS App and understand the benefits to them of managing elements of their healthcare online, with practical help and workshops.
The events were a great success and proved to be very popular, with over 100 people visiting to discuss their requirements and seek help from the Digital Notts experts.
Rosie Atkin, Project Implementation Manager, said: ‘It has been very pleasing for the team to meet people of different ages and backgrounds seeking support to manage their healthcare online. Being able to manage appointments, order repeat prescriptions, get their Covid pass, directly message their GP and receive letters directly from their healthcare provider is of real benefit to our patients across the region, so being able to help facilitate this has been really rewarding.
It is a key part of our work to empower people to take control of their healthcare through the NHS App, so it has been a successful series of events.’
To find out more about how downloading the NHS App can benefit your life and provide access to health and care records and a range of features to make your life easier, visit www.digitalnotts.nhs.uk/nhsapp.
Rosie added: ‘We are also keen to work with other GP practices and healthcare settings to further support and enable Nottingham and Nottinghamshire citizens to access this fantastic app. If anyone would like us to attend their event or arrange a clinic for people in their community, they can email the team at email@example.com.’