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NHS login API

Access multiple digital health and social care services with a single login for patients and the public, including authentication for returning users.
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Overview

Use this API to enable patients and the public to access multiple digital health and social care services with NHS login, a single re-usable login.

You benefit from:

  • using a trusted and secured identity platform
  • choosing a proper level of end user verification
  • displaying a brand name the public recognises
  • meeting the Identity Verification and Authentication Standard (DCB3051)

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 Login: guidance for partners and developers

Last edited: 5 February 2021 10:15 am