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An easy way to access your NHS number

Everyone invited to have a Covid-19 vaccination is asked to bring a copy of their NHS number with them to their appointment.

And, for those who do not know what their number is, they are encouraged to use the free NHS online service to receive a reminder of their NHS number.

You can access the service HERE

You can use the service either for yourself or someone else.

The NHS number is a unique 10-digit number e.g. 485 777 3456 and helps health care staff identify you correctly and match your details to your health records. You should usually be able to find the number on any letter or document received from the NHS, including prescriptions, test results and hospital letter or appointment letters.

Dr Mark Shenton, a GP in Suffolk and chairman of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is a really handy online service that is useful for anyone who cannot find their NHS number.  Our GP practices are receiving a lot of calls from patients who do not know their number. While practice staff are always happy to help, it would make their already incredibly busy jobs a little easier if people would use this online service to get a reminder of their NHS number.

“And why don’t you download the NHS app which has your NHS number and digital access to your surgery and record?”
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