The NHS App is not available in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales because health services are devolved. You can still use the NHS App to check your symptoms and find out what to do when you need help urgently (using the Advice feature), even if you're outside of England. However, GP services in the app 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 the UK App Store or UK Google Play.
When we ask you to prove who you are, we can accept international passports, European driving licences and European national identity cards.
As an alternative way to register, you can contact your GP surgery and ask for your registration details for GP online services:
- Linkage key (sometimes called a 'passphrase', which expires 14 days after being issued)
- ODS code
- Account ID
Your GP surgery will ask you to prove who you are if you have not used GP online services before. They may ask to see an ID document.