Residents in Wolverhampton are being encouraged to download the latest version of the free NHS app so they can access health services and information at their fingertips.

The app, available from the AppStore and Google Play, was launched in December 2018, and provides a digital route to a wide, and increasing, range of NHS health and care services.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "The NHS app is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services and information on your smartphone or tablet. Millions of people are already using the NHS app to manage their health the easy way from the comfort of their homes.

"If you are over the age of 16 the app enables you to view your GP health record to help you better understand and manage your condition, without having to phone your GP surgery. With the app you can access your consultation notes, letters and test results.

"It also enables you to manage repeat prescriptions and easily change your nominated pharmacy, so you can send orders when it’s convenient for you. Each prescription ordered electronically saves GP practices 3 minutes of time and a patient 18 minutes, making it more convenient for people and freeing up frontline staff to do other important duties.

"The app makes it easy to access your appointment information and manage your hospital appointments. You can also find out your NHS number and access NHS 111 online to get instant advice or medical help near you. So, if you aren't already, why not start using the NHS app today?"

For more information, including how to download the app, please visit NHS App.