A Staffordshire town is to become one of only five areas of the country to test the official NHS app for patients that will be at the forefront of the digital healthcare revolution.
The app, which it is hoped to rollout nationally next year, will undergo ‘beta testing’ in Staffordshire until the end of the year. Patients with either iOS or Android smartphones will be able to use it to:
- Book and manage appointments
- Order repeat prescriptions
- Check symptoms and get advice
- Sign up to become an organ donor
The announcement was made by Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.