According to the Office for National Statistics:
- 89% of adults in Great Britain used the internet at least weekly in 2018
- mobile phones or smartphones are the most popular devices used to access the internet
In light of that, this policy promises to expand the number of NHS approved apps to monitor care and provide support.
However, by July 2018, the NHS Digital Apps Library celebrated the milestone of hosting 70 approved apps in time for the 70th birthday of the NHS.
The Government also recently began roll-out of the new NHS App enabling users to:
- check your symptoms
- find out what to do when you need help urgently
- book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
- order repeat prescriptions
- securely view your GP medical record
- register to be an organ donor
- choose how the NHS uses your data
The roll-out is scheduled to be complete by July 2019.
The vast increase in the number of NHS approved apps and the continued commitment to improving NHS digital services means this pledge is ‘done.’
Expand your fact file – get the details
- Internet access – households and individuals, Great Britain: 2018 – Office for National Statistics
- NHS Apps Library – NHS
- NHS Apps Library reaches 70 apps in honour of the NHS birthday – NHS Digital
- NHS App – NHS