Industry news in brief
This Digital Health News industry roundup includes funding to trial gaming and AI tech to diagnose Alzheimer’s and accreditation for a clinical AI platform.
NHS App handles 16million repeat prescriptions over the last year
The NHS App handled over 16m repeat prescriptions over the past 12 months, as patients look to self manage their health with the digital tool.
NHS App saving around 22,000 patient car journeys every month
New analysis carried out by NHS Digital has found that the NHS App is saving an average of 22,000 car journeys to GP practices every month.
NHS App celebrates turning three with 22million users
The NHS App was launched in December 2018 and now boasts 22million registered users – many of whom joined when the NHS Covid Pass was added to the app.
NHS Covid Pass now required for entry into nightclubs and large venues
The NHS Covid Pass, available via the NHS App, must now be shown by all adults in England to gain entry into nightclubs and other certain venues.
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NHS Covid Pass accepted as EU Digital Covid Certificate equivalent
An agreement between the EU and the UK means the the NHS Covid Pass is now accepted as equivalent to the EU Digital Covid Certificate, making travel easier.