To add a patient to the virtual ward you have two options:

  1. Email and NHS number – You will need their e-mail address and NHS number, select the app you would like to send them, in this case, the COVID-19 Virtual Ward (and other apps if required), then confirm this is correct. Enter their first name, last name and date of birth on the next screen and confirm this is correct. The patient will then receive an e-mail with a link to activate their app.
  2. NHS number only – If you wish to monitor patients for COVID-19 in a nursing home, where nursing staff will be entering the symptoms and observations on behalf of the patient, you can select this option.