top of page
Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3
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 (digitalsocialcare.org.uk)
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.
bottom of page