Since the addition of the Covid-19 vaccination status function to the NHS app, it has gained 2.7 million users.
Since an update letting patients to show if they’ve had the Covid-19 vaccine, the NHS app has acquired over 2.7 million users.
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, more than six million people have accessed the service (DHSC).
From May 17, the app – which is not to be confused with the NHS Covid-19 app – allowed people to provide proof of vaccination in order to travel internationally or join athletic events.
It might already be used to get individualized medical services, such as making a doctor’s appointment.
Almost five million unique users logged on to the app between May 17 and June 14.
“Technology clearly plays a big role in how we offer healthcare today and in the future, and it is fantastic to see so many people downloading, using, and benefiting from the NHS app,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
“As we move beyond the epidemic to improve treatment, care, and patient experiences, it is critical that we build on the momentum we have built in employing technology and innovation in the health and care sector over the last year.”
The surge has also resulted in a fivefold increase in the number of persons registering their organ donation preferences in the app, with over 51,000 entries added since April.
614,000 repeat prescriptions were ordered in the last month, along with 50,000 GP appointment appointments.
“The Covid-19 status service was built up in weeks, by a team working hard out to deliver on time a crucial service for users,” said Matthew Gould, chief executive of NHSX, the health service’s digital innovation branch.
“It’s great to see it being used to open up sporting events, make travel easier, and encourage people to access NHS services online.”