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Find your NHS number

Use this service to get your NHS number.

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456.

You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.


You can also get your NHS number in your NHS account.

Who can use this service

You can use this service if you live in England. You can also use this service for someone else.

Before you start

We'll ask for your name, date of birth and postcode. We'll send a text, email or letter with your NHS number to you.

If you're using this service for someone else, enter their details. They'll be sent their NHS number.

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Other ways to get your NHS number

If you cannot get your NHS number online you can:

  • find it on any letter from the NHS like a prescription or appointment letter
  • call your GP surgery and ask them for your number

About using this service

By using this service you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Page last reviewed: 25 January 2021
Next review due: 25 January 2024