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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

NHS number

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Data descriptor
Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3
Digitising Social Care

The NHS_NUMBER, the primary identifier of a PERSON, is a unique identifier for a PATIENT within the NHS in England and Wales.

Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Digital Social Care (
Digital Social Care

The NHS Number is a unique identifier for each individual which helps healthcare staff and service providers match individuals to their health records. An NHS Number is a 10-digit number, like 485 777 3456.

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