Your NHS Number is the only National Unique Patient Identifier, used to help healthcare staff and service providers match you to your health records.
Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own NHS Number.
NHS Connecting for Health ceased to exist on 31st March 2013. This website is therefore not being updated. For up to date information about systems and services visit the Health and Social Care Information Centre website at www.hscic.gov.uk/systems