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NHS login

NHS login provides patients with a simple, secure and re-usable way to access multiple digital health and care services.

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Visit NHS login for partners and developers if you are a provider of a digital health and care service and want to know more about integration with NHS login.

Visit NHS login information for users for guidance and supporting information on NHS login for patients and the public.

GP practices can use our getting started with NHS login page for a step-by-step guide to setting up NHS login.

NHS login is a service that has been created by the NHS for patients and the publicIt provides a re-usable way for patients to access multiple digital health and social care services with a single login, which includes authentication for returning users.

NHS login can be used by the public to securely access their health and care information wherever they see the NHS login button. People can use NHS login to prove who they are safely and securely and, in most cases, without the need to visit their GP. 

Who NHS login is for

Patients

Patients registered at a GP practice in England, or receiving NHS services in England, can use NHS login to access health and care services. For example, patients can access the NHS App or online consultation platform eConsult.  

Patient information about NHS login.

Providers of digital health and care services

NHS login is designed for digital patient-facing services that offer a health or social care related app or website. Providers of digital health and care services can ask about using NHS login if their service aligns with the NHS Long Term Plan and delivers benefits for the health and care system. They must also be commissioned or sponsored by an NHS organisation. If a service has both a commissioned element and a private element, only the commissioned service can use NHS login.

Partner and developer information about NHS login.

Benefits of NHS login

A single, trusted login account is convenient for patients and, because it’s been developed by the NHS, they know that their health and care data is protected.

Partners and developers can trust NHS login to take care of the identity verification of their users securely and know that it is a brand that the public will recognise.

The health and care system will benefit from a secure NHS login process that will support the best use of technology to enable preventative, predictive and personalised care.

Read more guidance for health and care on NHS login.

Contact

For general enquiries about NHS login, contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or call 0300 3035678.

See our related pages below for more information for patients, suppliers and people working in health and care.

Further information

  1. internal

    NHS login for partners and developers

    Guidance, process and supporting information for digital health and social care services that are interested in or integrated with NHS login.

  2. internal

    NHS login for health and care

    NHS login is an essential part of our work to enable the health and care system to make the best use of technology to enable preventative, predictive and personalised care.

  3. external
Last edited: 29 May 2020 11:33 am