Easily arrange appointments with your GP using the NHS App

There is no need to waste time hanging on the telephone when you need a GP appointment. During the COVID-19 pandemic GP Practices have had to make changes to help you as much as possible, but without asking you to visit a GP Practice. This is to avoid you catching an infection travelling to and from the GP Practice, or in the GP Practice itself.

Your GP Practice may be offering:

  • No bookable appointments in the NHS App

  • Only some appointments for example : Blood Test, Cervical Smear

  • Bookable GP telephone appointments

This is because they  want patients with new problems to use GP Online Consultation to send information to the GP Practice first, and then the GP Practice decides hpw best to help you. Each GP Practice is different, nearly all offer a GP Online Consultation, click here to learn about GP Online Consultations. 

All GP Practices offer telephone and video appointment options if you want them, or the GP feels they are the best option for you. 

In this article we cover:

  • How GPs have changed to offer you healthcare in safer ways

  • How to use the NHS App to book an appointment in your GP Practice

Best ways to get help from a GP have changed
Best ways to get help from a GP have changed

The way you access your GP is changing 00:11 to ensure you get the best possible care safely and quickly. 00:17 We only want people to attend their GP practice 00:19 when they need to 00:21 in order to keep you and our staff safe from coronavirus. 00:26 If you need to contact your GP practice, 00:28 you should telephone the practice first 00:30 or visit your General practice website 00:33 and complete a confidential online form. 00:36 You can also use the NHS app to order 00:38 repeat prescripti

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I use the NHS App
I use the NHS App

Why people use the NHS App

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Young Peoples Access to Online Sevices
Young Peoples Access to Online Sevices

Easy Read Young Persons Guide to Online Services

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Easy Read - GP Online
Easy Read - GP Online

Easy Read GP Online Services Guide

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How NHS App helps me manage my health
How NHS App helps me manage my health

I’m Kim Batten, I’m from Southampton and I’m in my early sixties. I’m reasonably 00:09 fit and I do a lot of exercise, but that means my knees are not too good now and I’ve also 00:15 had some problems with heart rhythm which is under control but does need to be monitored. 00:23 At my practice I’ve got access to some of the online services but not all of them. I 00:29 can order repeat prescriptions, I can make appointments to see the GP and I can see my 00:35 summary records, but I can’t see my

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How to use the NHS App to book a GP Appointment

In this video you can see how to book an appointment with your GP Practice. You should find this to be quick and easy.