NHS Number for Secondary Care

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Description This information standard sets out the scope and use of the NHS Number, which is the unique identifier for a patient within the NHS in England and Wales. There is an overarching standard, supplemented by two use cases for how the standard should be used in general practice and secondary care
Reference code ISB0149
Has the standard been published? Yes
Nationally Mandated Yes
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Data definitions and terminologies
Documentation Help Text
Link to Documentation https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/information-standards/information-standards-and-data-collections-including-extractions/publications-and-notifications/standards-and-collections/isb-0149-nhs-number
Contact details standards.assurance@nhs.net
  • Appointment / scheduling
  • Referrals
  • Access to records
  • Continuity of care (ToC)
  • Demographics
  • Key care information
  • Patient communication
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Hospital
  • Maternity
  • Mental health
  • Patient
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards * ISB 0086 Information Governance Toolkit Standard * ISB 1504 Common User Interface - NHS Number Input and Display * ISB 1505 Common User Interface - Patient Banner
Dependencies No known dependencies
Assurance This standard has been approved by the Information Standards Board (legacy) and published as an information standard notice (ISN).
Endorsements Not applicable