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NHS Identity API

Verify the identity of health and care professionals in England, such as NHS staff, when they access national clinical information systems. 

Overview

Use this API to access NHS Identity - the national service for verifying the identity of health and care professionals in England, such as NHS staff, when they access national clinical information systems. You can also get basic profile information about these end users.

This API uses OpenID Connect 1.0 which is a simple identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. 

For more details, see NHS Identity: guidance for developers.

Last edited: 11 January 2021 10:51 am