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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"I showed them all the documents and paperwork, right down to my NHS number, but they decided I wasn't entitled to anything, even though everything was fine before.
Prosecutor Bethany Jendrzejewski said there had been 420 calls to 999 and 103 to the 111 NHS number.
Then earlier this month, the couple discovered the child had been issued with an NHS number because authorities continued to believe the stillbirth happened at 24 weeks.
"Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicines close and if any ill effects are experienced call NHS number 111."
Baby's delivery is recorded on the trust's electronic patient record system, Trakcare, which will generate his NHS number, and his birth must be logged on the Grow app, which is a tool that is used to identify clinically small babies who may need extra care.
"Make sure you register with a local doctor and take a note of your NHS number with you to make it easier.
The HES algorithm involves three passes, assigning the same HESID to records that match at any pass (HSCIC 2009b): (1) records with the same sex, date of birth, AND NHS number; (2) records with the same sex, date of birth, AND local patient identifier within each hospital; (3) records with the same sex, date of birth, AND postcode except those from communal establishments (Health and Social Care Information Centre 2013), or those having NHS numbers.
Measures to screen patients for eligibility include forms in outpatient and A&E wards asking them for their passport number and expiry date, nationality, GP name and NHS number and health bodies could impose fines for any lapses.
It was also found that many of them did not have an NHS number and were not registered with a GP.
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 Department of Health said the plans could lead to a "fairer system less open to abuse."
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.''