NHS number

NHS number

A 10-digit number that uniquely identifies a particular person within the UK for NHS healthcare purposes, and which will eventually correspond to a person’s key identifier for health and social care.
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Housing Benefit Delivery to also include collection of overpayments and assessments of DHP; Free School Meals Assessments; Local Welfare Assistance assessments; Fairer Charging and Residential Care Assessments and payment arrangements referenced to the client~s NHS Number to support the requirement for a single consolidated view of health and social care information; Council Tax and Business Rates collection; Recovery of former tenants arrears/parking fines/sundry debt.
The NHS number is a 10-digit identifier assigned to each UK citizen (HSCIC 2012b); 98.
You will need to provide a National Insurance number of NHS number for each person.
It was also found that many of them did not have an NHS number and were not registered with a GP.
As it states in the leaflet, 'However, you may want to prevent confidential information about you being shared', that would include your postcode and NHS number, then you should contact your doctor's surgery immediately and tell them you wish to opt out.
Letters are also included in the NHS medical notes to their GP stating they have been under military medical care and by keeping their NHS number so they are identifiable and remain visible in NHS systems.
The plans also include giving those applying for long-term visas an NHS number so GPs can check their immigration status before treating them - despite British Medical Association fears it will turn doctors into "an arm of the Border Agency.
The cancer specialist added that there is "much evidence" of identity fraud, where expectant mothers give a registered name, address and NHS number - but are found to have different blood groups from the one on record.
I was always treated as a person, and not a "target" or NHS number.
Everyone who is registered with the NHS in England and Wales has their own unique NHS Number which helps healthcare staff to find individual health records.
Instead of an NHS number we would be allocated our NI number which would cover us for health purposes.
The system must meet the requirements of the Integration Transformation Fund, particularly with respect to using the NHS number for data sharing between health and social care, and to support a joint approach to assessments and care planning.