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NHS login for partners and developers

NHS login provides patients with a simple, secure and re-usable way to access multiple digital health and care services. It is a flexible solution that handles the creation of a user’s login, the verification of their identity and the connection to their NHS number.

Register your interest and see guidance, process and supporting information for digital health and social care services that integrate with NHS login, in our NHS login integration toolkit.

Services that NHS login is suitable for

NHS login is designed for digital patient facing apps or websites that offer health or social care related services. It is available to patients who are registered at a GP surgery, or receiving NHS services, in England. 

You may ask about using NHS login if your service aligns with NHS strategy and delivers benefits to the health and social care system.

Your service may need NHS login if it:

  • shows a user personal information about themselves, like their medical records
  • replaces a form that needs to be physically signed by a user

Benefits of using NHS login for your service

User benefits

Benefits to your users include:

  • a one-time simple sign-up process

  • a single login to access multiple health and social care services
  • peace of mind that their data is secure

Organisation benefits

Benefits to your organisation include:

  • being sure your users are who they say they are
  • not having to build and manage an identity platform
  • choosing a level of user verification appropriate to your service
  • meeting the Identity Verification and Authentication Standard (DCB3051).

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 you to control your roll out volumes during this time to ensure that our service is meeting your needs.

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.

Related pages

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    How NHS login works

    Find out how NHS login handles authentication, account management and verification of a user’s identity.

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Last edited: 12 November 2019 11:24 am