The NHS App is not available in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales because their health services are devolved. You can still use your NHS account via NHS.UK to check your symptoms and find out what to do when you need help urgently (via the 'Advice' feature), even if you're outside of England. GP services in the app, however, are only available to patients registered with a GP surgery in England.
You can download the NHS App worldwide but your device must be connected to a UK App Store or UK Google Play.
We can verify international passports, European driving licences and European national identity cards within the 'prove your identity' route.
As an alternative way to register, you can contact your GP surgery and ask for a letter containing your registration details for their GP online services:
- Linkage key (sometimes called a 'passphrase)
- ODS code
- Account ID
Your GP surgery will ask you to prove who you are with at least one document of identification.