STRAND MEDICAL

STRAND MEDICAL

1B The Causeway, Goring By Sea, Worthing, BN12 6FA

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NHS App

Did you know?

You can access your vaccination history via the NHS app.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores

  • the NHS website

  • 119 – by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you’re planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the NHS App

 

NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests. Registrations will be processed as soon as possible, The registration process is handled by the NHS directly and not by the Strand Surgery.

 


Who can use the app?

To use the NHS App you must be:

  • Registered with us.
  • Aged 13 and over (patients aged between 13 and 15 will need to speak to their practice to set up access).

What are the minimum operating systems for smart phones?

  • Android – 5 (Lollipop)
    For the best experience on Android, it is recommended to use version 8 (Oreo)
  • Apple – iSO11 and above

Where can I download the NHS App?

If you have an Apple device (iPhone or iPad) Please click HERE

if you have an Android device (Samsung, Huawei, Google Pixel etc) Please click HERE


I can not install the NHS app because I do not have a smartphone

If you are unable to install the NHS app because it is not compatible with your phone you can request a printed letter confirming which vaccinations you have received, You will need to call the Covid helpline on 119 to request a letter, We are unable to supply letters directly from the surgery as this is handled by the NHS directly.


How can I register for an NHS login?

Once you have downloaded the app from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store you will be prompted to either sign in with an existing NHS login or create a new login – more information on this can be found by visiting this web page – https://help.login.nhs.uk/setupnhslogin/ 


How can I prove my identity for registration?

You can prove who you are using photo I.D or Online Services information (see below),Once your NHS app is connected to the Strand Surgery you will be able to order repeat medications and also view your SCR (summary care record)


Can I link the NHS App to the Surgery without using photo ID?

Yes we can supply you with the online services information needed to connect the app to the Surgery, We will send you an Account ID, Linkage Key/Passphrase and Organisation ID. We can send these details to you via an SMS message to a verified mobile phone number.


How can I show that I have had my COVID-19 vaccinations?

In the NHS APP there is a tab called “Your Health” and there is an option you can select for “Check your COVID-19 vaccine record” This page will show which vaccines you have had, The date they were given and also the batch number and manufacture of the vaccine, This information will display on your app as long as you have linked your app to the Surgery, You do NOT need access to your full coded medical record to access your vaccination status.


How can I access my full medical record using the NHS app?

In order for us to enable access to your full medical record we will need to verify your ID, our reception team can help with this once done we will be able to activate access to your full record.


But I have already scanned and shown my ID while joining my NHS app to the Surgery?

This step is a separate process required by NHS digital when linking your app to your GP surgery, We ask patients to show us their ID in person for security checks and to ensure only verified patients can access their full medical record.


Can the NHS App be used outside of the UK?

If you are registered with a GP surgery in England, you can use the app anywhere outside of the UK.


I have connected my NHS App to my health record with the Surgery but I cannot see my vaccinations?

The NHS App will be using a service called NIMS to determine the status of your COVID-19 vaccinations, Once you have been to a vaccination site and had our vaccines the data will be uploaded to NIMS and is usually available within 24 hours, It is expected that there will be a very high volume of patients trying to use the NHS App at the same time so some delays may occur at particularly busy times.

If you have visited us for your vaccination we submit all patient vaccination details during the vaccine sessions to ensure the data is accurate and patient records are updated in a timely manner.


Where can we find the NHS App’s privacy policy?


I have found a problem with a feature of the NHS App

Problems with the NHS app can be submitted to NHS Digital directly using this link – https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/nhs-app-contact-us

If you think you may be missing an item on your record or if you are unable to order a repeat medication then please contact the surgery

You may not see a repeat prescription listed if:

  • it was issued more than 6 months ago
  • it was prescribed at a hospital or other secondary care centre
  • it was issued at a time when you lived outside of England

You may not be able to order some prescription items if:

  • you need a medicine review
  • it’s too early to order your medicine
  • it’s an acute (short-term) or one-off prescription
  • it has already been requested

 

 

 

information correct as of 13/05/2021

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Telephone Access Only
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Telephone Access Only
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Telephone Access Only
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Telephone Access Only
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
    Telephone Access Only
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED