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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.

Benefits of NHS login

Partner benefits

Our partners will benefit from:

  • using a trusted and secure identity platform
  • choosing an appropriate level of user verification
  • displaying a brand the public will recognise
  • meeting the Identity Verification and Authentication Standard (DCB3051)

Patient benefits

NHS login makes it easier and quicker for patients to access multiple digital health and care services, with just one email address and password. This is a trusted and secure login developed by the NHS, so patients know their health and care data is protected.

How NHS login works

Visit how NHS login works to find out how we handle authentication, account management and verification of a user’s identity. You can also find advice, guidance and helpful articles for users having problems on the NHS login help centre.

NHS login integration toolkit

The NHS login integration toolkit has guidance, process and supporting information for digital health and social care services that integrate with NHS login. You can find out more information on NHS Digital’s general onboarding process or look at the NHS login integration process overview.

Service updates and roadmap

You can follow our service improvements, see a roadmap of upcoming features and learn more about known service issues on our service updates and releases page.

Live partners

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.

Our way of working

NHS login is continuously being developed and improved with weekly releases. We are working hard to enhance the current service and introduce new capabilities based on feedback and research. As such, you may experience processes that are still being refined and improved. We may need integrated partners to control roll out volumes during this time to ensure that our service is meeting their needs.

Further information


Last edited: 30 November 2020 3:50 pm