Your healthcare, your record, your number.
Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique number. You will be given your NHS Number in writing when you register with a GP practice. Your NHS Number helps healthcare staff to find your health records.
Each NHS Number is made up of 10 digits shown in a 3-3-4 format, usually as follows:
(This is an example only.)
If you have an old medical card, it will have an old-style NHS Number made up of both letters and numbers. This has now been replaced, for all patients, by a new NHS Number made up entirely of numbers.