NHS login makes it easier and quicker for you to securely access digital health and care services with 1 username and password.
The first time you set up your NHS login, you will need to prove who you are. This is so we can connect you to your NHS record and protect your health information.
When you have proved who you are, you will be able to use your NHS login to access websites and apps wherever you see 'NHS login'.
How to set up your NHS login
You can set up your NHS login (username and password) using your email address and mobile phone number.
How to prove who you are
If you have signed up for your GP surgery's online services, you can prove who you are using the 3 registration details you were given.
If you have not signed up for your GP surgery's online services (or you do not have the registration details) you can prove who you are using 1 of the following:
- UK or European driving licence
- European national identity card
You will need to send a photo of your I.D. and record a short video of your face while you say 4 numbers.
You do not need your NHS number, but it helps us connect you to your NHS record if you do have it.
We are working on other ways you can prove who you are.
Where you can use your NHS login
You can use your NHS login to create an account for the NHS App, and anywhere you see 'NHS login'.
Your data is stored securely
NHS login follows the UK government's data storage standards PDF, 2.25Mb to keep your information secure.
Any website or app that allows you to use your NHS login must meet NHS Digital's standard on proving identity.
Video: an introduction to NHS Login
This video explains how NHS Login works as a service.
Media review due: 15 October 2021
Page last reviewed: 4 July 2019
Next review due: 23 October 2021