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NHS Number

Your NHS Number is the only National Unique Patient Identifier, used to help healthcare staff and service providers match you to your health records.

Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own NHS Number.

Information for NHS staff

Useful support information, including news, history, benefits and care settings.

Information for patients

Learn more about the NHS number as a patient and download our latest advice leaflet.

Implementation Toolkit

To help those working towards conformance with the Safer Practice Notice and Information Standards.

Communications & Awareness

This toolkit provides guidance and best practice examples of NHS Number awareness activities.