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Do You Know Your NHS Number?

A new service is available to help patients find their NHS number and is accessible via the link below:

The website will request you to input your full name, date of birth and postcode.  Once confirmed, the details can be sent to you via email, text or letter.

Your NHS Number is unique to you and is the only National Unique Patient Identifier used to help healthcare staff match patients to their health records. Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own NHS Number.

Each NHS Number is a unique 10-digit number which is printed on NHS medical cards. 

An example of an NHS Number is 123 456 7890.  The NHS Number ensures that each patient is uniquely identifiable to NHS staff, not only helping staff to correctly identify them but to locate their health records quickly & efficiently leading to improved and safer healthcare. You can find your NHS number in most documents or letters sent to you by the NHS.

You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.

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