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Would you like to be the face of the new NHS app?

NHS England and NHS Improvement are looking for staff who are interested in becoming the face of the NHS App. 96% of people across England now have access to the NHS App and are looking for around 10 ambassadors to front NHS Digital's campaign promoting the app to staff and patients. Now available to download on all IOS and Android devices, the app allows you to book appointments at your GP practice, request repeat prescriptions, view your medical records, set organ donation preferences and much more. Applications to find NHS App Ambassadors are now open to NHS staff from all professions, grades and backgrounds. For more information or to sign up, visit the NHS Digital website before the deadline of 30 September.

The app is planned to be promoted in early 2020. Materials will be delivered to GP practices in January to help them encourage their patients to sign up. If you would like to or have started to promote the app locally, please feel free to continue to do so but it is worth noting that the implementation team are noticing some issues with patients signing up or creating an NHS log in. This may mean your local teams receive more enquiries if patients are trying to sign up and failing, so please be mindful of that before promoting in your area. For more information on the NHS App, visit the NHS Digital website.