Obtaining your NHS Number

NHS Number

NHS Numbers will eventually take the place of hospital numbers and will be used as a national identifier for patients which will significantly improve safety of patients by ensuring they are identified correctly.

Eventually cards may be issued to every patient showing their NHS number but until then it is advised that you make a note of your number and keep it safe. We strongly recommend not ringing the surgery as we are unable to give out this information over the phone, however we will be happy to write the number down next time you are passing the surgery and would ask you to bring in a form of identity, please appreciate that our patients confidentiality is of upmost importance to us and yourselfs.