If you are a patient at Testvale Surgery, you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view your GP medical record.

More services will be added over a period of time.

If you already use Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp or download NHS App on the App Store or from Google Play

How does it work?

You can use the NHS App 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 NHS App is now available to the public by following the following links on Google Play and Apple app stores.

GP practices are being connected to the app gradually and will all be connected by 1 July 2019. You will only be able to use all features when your GP practice is connected to the app.

Patients can check if their GP practice is connected when they open the app for the first time. If the practice is not connected, patients can leave an email address and will be notified when it is.

Keeping your data secure

When your surgery is connected, and you register in the app, we’ll carry out a series of checks to confirm your identity. The app will then securely connect to information from your GP surgery. To keep your access secure, we’ll send a security code to your phone each time you use the app.

Further help 

Patients can get help with the NHS App at www.nhs.uk/apphelp

If patients cannot find the help they need on this page, they can contact us at www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-feedback-form