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I’m a mental health nurse and the NHS is something I hold close to my heart.
It cared for my grandmother after she had a stroke and needed 24-hour care. It cared for my father during a long illness. I met my husband while working for the NHS and I had both our sons under its care. The NHS has touched my life in so many ways.
I’m passionate about making the NHS sustainable for future generations and I think digital tools like the NHS App are essential to help achieve this.
I encourage my patients to use the NHS App, too. As well as booking appointments, it makes ordering repeat prescriptions fast and easy.
The symptom checker can also help people with mild symptoms to care for themselves at home, instead of attending a face to face consultation. Not only does this save everyone’s time, but as a community nurse I try to advocate reducing the NHS’s carbon footprint in any way I can.
All these features add up to saving a lot of time and money – and every bit helps ease the pressure on the NHS.
If you don’t have the NHS App already, download it and give it a go.