NHS Digital are developing a single system for verifying the identity of those requesting access to digital health records and services, to authenticate people for access to information about themselves and those they care for. NHS login will be important in supporting future NHS Digital national programmes, local initiatives and other government organisations.
Currently, patients can access health records through a variety of local and national online systems. Because different systems require users to verify their identity in different ways, some patients report gaining access to multiple systems can feel complicated and time-consuming.
NHS login as a single trusted identity verification system intends to make it simpler for patients to access digital records and services and to support more informed health and care decisions.
NHS Digital are working with the public and others to develop identity standards and are carrying out local testing of different services to try to ensure patient and system needs are met. It will use the Citizen Identity platform but be known as NHS login. NHS login will be used within the NHS App.