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Get your medical records

You can see your GP records by:

  • asking for them at your GP surgery
  • going online to see them (if you have signed up for GP online services)

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Find your NHS Number

You can find your NHS Number on any letters you have had from the NHS.

Check any:

  • prescriptions
  • test results
  • hospital referral letters
  • appointment letters

You can also:

If you cannot find your NHS number after trying these options, you can ask your GP surgery for it.


You do not need your NHS number to use NHS services, including booking appointments.

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Apply for an EHIC

Apply for an EHIC

Replacing a lost or stolen EHIC

If you're in the UK, call 0300 330 1350

If you're abroad, call +44 191 218 1999

Opening hours:

  • 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 3pm on Saturday

Or use the online contact form

Buy a prescription prepayment certificate

Find out how they work and buy one online.

Get a replacement certificate or update your details

Call 0300 330 1341:

  • open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 3pm on Saturday

Or use the online contact form

Access the NHS if you're visiting or moving to England

If you're visiting or moving to England, you can have treatment on the NHS.

But you may be charged, and this can vary depending on where you're from.

Read more about healthcare if you're planning to visit or move to England.

Make a freedom of information (FOI) request

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests must be made in writing by post, fax or email.



Information Governance Compliance Team
NHS Digital
7 and 8 Wellington Place
West Yorkshire

What you need to provide

  • your name
  • an address for correspondence (email or postal)
  • details of the information you want

Page last reviewed: 25 July 2019
Next review due: 25 July 2022