What is NHS login?

NHS login allows you to access lots of different health and care websites and apps with just one set of login details. You can securely access many digital health and care services with one email address and password.

How to set up an NHS login

You must access a health and care website or app before you can set up an NHS login. Many of them will show the NHS login button.

Picture of the NHS login button. The button has a blue background with white text that says continue with NHS login, next to the NHS logo.

You can select this button on your chosen website or app to log in, or to create an NHS login.

Where you can use NHS login

There are lots of health and care websites and apps that allow you to use NHS login. These include NHS services, online pharmacies, patient access services, and online consultation services.

List of websites and apps you can access with NHS login.

What you need to set up an NHS login

You will need:

  • an email address (with more than 6 characters)
  • a mobile phone number

What you need to do

A 6-digit security code will be sent to your email. You will be asked to enter this code to verify your email address and continue.

Next, you will be asked to give your mobile phone number. Another 6-digit security code will be sent by text message to your mobile phone. A security code will be sent to your mobile phone every time you log in, unless you select ‘remember this device and stop sending security codes’.

Right now, you cannot set up NHS login without a mobile phone. We are working on this and hope to offer a solution to users who do not own a mobile phone in the future.

Additional information

To access some websites and apps, you may need to provide some additional information to prove who you are. This is so we can connect you to your NHS record and protect your health information.

This may include your:

  • date of birth
  • NHS number
  • name
  • postcode

More information on how to prove who you are