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Apps and tools for patient care

New digital apps and tools are empowering people to take control of their health and are improving patient care.

Our roadmap

The Empower the Person roadmap sets out what's available now, along with delivery milestones for meeting our aim of giving people and patients the digital tools and information they need to better manage their health, wellbeing and care. (Links to an external website. Please see Accessibility Statement)

Where we are working

You can see where we are working on Empower the Person programmes, plotted on our interactive (beta) map.

Join our community

Join our Empower the Person community of interest to access presentations, latest updates and discussion forums. Log in using your nhs.net email. If you don’t have one, email england.digitalhealth@nhs.net for access.

Our digital services for patients at a glance

The NHS website

The NHS website (nhs.uk) gives the public information about conditions, treatments, medicines, NHS services and more.


The NHS App is a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet.

NHS login

The NHS login makes it easier and quicker for people to see their personal health information online. In future, they’ll use it to access other health and social care services online.

GP IT Futures

A new GP IT Futures framework will replace the contractual GP System of Choice framework, to supply IT systems and services to GP Practices in England.

Digital first and online consultations programme

Supporting the move towards a digital first approach, where patients can easily access the advice, support and treatment they need using digital and online tools, including online consultations.

NHS wifi

NHS WiFi is working to make sure everyone can access free, secure and consistent wifi services at NHS sites across England.

Examples of how technology can improve patient care

MIRA rehab

A software platform that turns physiotherapy exercises into video games and helps with injury rehabilitation.

WaitLess app

An app that combines waiting times at urgent care centres with up-to-the-minute travel information to help patients decide where to go for faster treatment for minor injuries.