When a patient signs up to use their GP practice’s online services, they will be given three registration details.
The registration details are:
- a Linkage Key (which could be called a Passphrase)
- an ODS Code (which could be called an Organisation Code or Practice I.D.)
- an Account I.D.
If the patient uses this information to prove who they are, it is automatically checked with the GP practice’s system, along with the patient’s name and date of birth. During this process, the patient’s NHS number and health information is matched to their NHS login.
To use this option, the patient should select ‘How to prove who you are without sending a photo of your I.D.’ at the bottom of the page that tells the patient how to prove who they are.