Using online health services

This winter, we’re asking as many people as possible to use and register for online health services.

We’re also asking people help others get digital – if you have family or friends who use the internet but are unsure how to register for online health services, give them a hand. Registering online can help save people lots of time when ordering prescriptions or booking appointments meaning people who urgently need to contact their local practice can get through quicker.

Also, if you know a family member or neighbour doesn’t have access to or uses the internet, share local health or coronavirus guidance with them so they are up to date with the latest news.

Ways to get online with your health needs

  • Did you know you can sign up to your local practice’s online services so you can easily order medication, book appointments and view test results quickly? For more information visit your practice’s website.
  • Need health advice but unsure where to go? Use NHS 111 Online and get help fast. The website will be able to offer support and if appropriate, direct you to the right place for your need.
  • Primary care has evolved throughout the coronavirus pandemic. If you need an appointment at your local practice, you may be offered a telephone call or video consultation to help protect you and staff from the virus. Thank you for helping keep primary services working and protecting your community from the spread of coronavirus.
  • Many local pharmacies across Doncaster offer online apps where you can set medication reminders and order your prescriptions electronically; speak to your local pharmacy team and see if you can go paperless.
  • The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. To use it you must be aged 13 or over and registered with a local practice. You can use the app to get advice about coronavirus, manage medication, book appointments, view medical records and check symptoms for a wide variety of health conditions.

Coronavirus Tests – book online

If you have one or more symptom of coronavirus, you must self-isolate and book a test, which can do via the online portal. Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest guidance and book a test.

 

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