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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. More about the merger.

NHS login

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

Information for members of the public

If you are a member of the public, information about NHS login can be found on NHS.UK 

NHS login is a service that has been created by the NHS for patients and the public. It 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 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.

We are continuously working with new partners, increasing the use of NHS login across the digital health and social care market. See our list of NHS login integrated partners and services for more information on where NHS login is live

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.


For general enquiries about NHS login, contact or call 0300 3035678.

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

Further information

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.


Last edited: 22 February 2022 10:47 am