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Already used by 150 NHS hospitals and CCGs, Forward is a secure messaging app that helps you collaborate effectively with your team and other healthcare professionals.

Forward offers secure instant messaging, including photo capturing and exporting directly to your NHS email. You are able to manage patient cards and your own tasks to make your workflow easier.

Connect with anyone in your Trust, or across the wider region and get access to the information you need immediately - without having to go through a lengthy process.

We want to make sure that you are able to switch off at the end of the shift. This is why Forward offers you the option to mark yourself unavailable, making sure that you are not disturbed.

Forward is PIN protected which means that there is a barrier between your personal and work data, making it safe to use on your personal device. All data is stored in the cloud on our ISO certified servers.

Forward complies with the latest NHS Digital and NHS England guidance on the use of instant messaging in the NHS. It is Cyber Essentials certified and complies with all the relevant security standards under the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit and GDPR. Making sure that the data is kept safe is our priority, so you can do your best work possible without worrying.

Feedback or questions? Our team is here to help! Please message support@forwardhealth.co

What’s New

Version 5.4.0

5.4 has arrived!

We added some valuable tips that will help you find your way around the app. In addition, you will now be notified when another user joins or leaves a team or you get a new message while using the app. Keep track of your chats by sorting them on the settings page - just the way you like it.

Make sure to also check out the new design for sending an image - and as always, let us know what you think!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

cpbrown ,

Doesn’t recognise secure non nhs.net

Our trust just migrated to a nhs.net replacement bar SWLStG.nhs.uk and it doesn’t recognise the domain

Developer Response ,

Hello CpBrown, thank you for downloading Forward, we really appreciate it! We're very sorry your domain is not yet whitelisted. Please email the domain you require to philip@forwardapp.co.uk and we will include it right away.

Thanks again,

Yorkiegirl in Edinburgh ,

Cannot log in

Entered my email address but nothing happens

TopDoc03 ,

Doesn't work

New update - now useless; can't login!

Developer Response ,

Hello TopDoc03, We're so sorry to hear that!

There have been some exciting improvements to the app over the last few weeks so please do try again as it's possible you have an older version. If you have any problems please contact lucinda@forwardapp.co.uk.

Thanks again,


76.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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