Your NHS Number – Your healthcare, your record, your number
Everyone registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique number. Your NHS Number helps healthcare staff to find your health records.
Keep a record of your NHS Number safe.
You may have an old medical card, with the old-style NHS Number made up of both letters and numbers. This is replaced, for all patients, by a new NHS Number made up entirely of numbers (in a 3-3-4 format). You will need proof of ID (such as a driving licence or passport) to retrieve your NHS Number from us. Please ask at reception.