Digital healthcare in use by nearly half of UK's adult population

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About 50% of the UK's adult population have access to digital healthcare. Nearly 28 million adults in the UK are currently registered with NHS login, the service supporting the NHS App.

The surge in the number of users follows the addition of the NHS Covid Pass, the Covid-19 vaccination status service, on 17 May after joint work by NHSX and NHS Digital, with 12 million users signing up since the feature was launched.

Some 45 apps and online healthcare services are currently available through NHS login. This includes referral, maternity and child health services, as well as online pharmacies, and advice relating to Covid-19 and more broadly on health and wellbeing.

Reporting statistics between May and August 2021, NHS Digital noted that 268,063 GP appointments were booked via the NHS App. Also, more than 150,000 people registered their organ donation preferences for the first time, and 3.2 million repeat prescriptions were ordered using the tool.