18 November 2022
A 'beta' version of the new NHS Wales App went live this month and is being trialled by around a thousand people registered at ten GP practices in Wales.
The NHS Wales App gives people secure access to health and care services through their smartphone, tablet or laptop.
After months of hard work and development within the Digital Services for Patients and Public (DSPP) programme, the private 'beta' phase allows users to test the functionality and features to be included when the app launches for public use next year. Valuable feedback will identify any issues or bugs in the software.
People will be able to access information in the app by using NHS Login for account authentication and verification in the first instance. Then login will be available using device capabilities such as fingerprint or facial recognition. A website version is also available allowing access through a similar password protected and safe process.
The NHS Wales App meets strict accessibility guidelines and will be accessible to people with visual impairment.
Read more about Digital Services for Patients and Public Wales or listen to our latest Digital Health Care Wales podcast with Tracy Higgs, Product Lead at Kainos and Matt Cornish, Digital Health and Care Wales Programme Director for Digital Services for Patients and the Public.