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NHS Health and Symptom Checker

By NHS Direct

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Our NHS Health and Symptom Checker app allows users in England to check their symptoms when feeling unwell. You can get an assessment, information about your condition and advice on how to look after yourself.

Getting health advice really couldn’t be easier! Using 3G or a Wi-Fi connection, simply work through one of our clinically tested health assessment tools by selecting your symptoms and answering some short questions about how you’re feeling.

Once you’ve finished, we’ll instantly give you advice on the best course of action and, if you can look after yourself at home, we’ll tell you how.

Key features

+ Health assessment on the move
+ A comprehensive range of symptom checkers
+ Personalised guides to looking after yourself
+ Option to save advice to your device

How to use the NHS Health and Symptom Checker app

- Checking your symptoms -
Once you’ve downloaded our app, simply select the symptom checker that best matches your symptoms and answer the questions.

- Health advice -
After working through our symptom checker, we’ll give you advice on what to do next, whether that means seeing your GP, going to a walk-in centre or looking after yourself at home.

- Looking after yourself -
If you can treat your symptoms yourself, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step self help guide on what you can do to make yourself better. You can save this information to your device so you can access it at any time.

- Call us at any time -
If you’d like to speak to one of our healthcare advisors, simply select the call option from our app. You’ll be connected to our NHS 111 telephone service free of charge where you can discuss your symptoms.

Note: This app is provided for people living in England only. For health advice and information for people living in other parts of the UK, please visit NHS Northern Ireland (, NHS 24 Scotland ( or NHS Direct Wales ( as appropriate.

What's New in Version 2.0.7

Fixes crash in iOS 7 and styling in iOS 8

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Customer Reviews

Thank you for finally fixing the problems

Could not progress past DOB but now is back to working correctly thank you :) although some of the list of symptoms have been removed! Can the symptoms list be added to? Or more refined so to include more basic symptoms/ more specific symptoms! Very useful app

Doesn't help me much

I would like to know what problems I may have from the symptoms I have and not just be told to go to a&e or call 111. My leg hasn't been in much pain and I just want to see what it could be as it is swollen as hard as a brick (not overreacting) but it simply tells me to go to a&e as soon as possible. I know it's only called a symptom CHECKER. but a few diagnostics wouldn't go a miss?


.... But you should really get rid of the iOS 6 style next and previous buttons, you have a mixture of standard buttons and iOS 6 buttons...looks messy.

NHS Health and Symptom Checker
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  • Free
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.7
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
  • Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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