Citizen Access - Integration with NHS login

IDRM129
Version1.0.0
TypeRoadmap Item


TitleCitizen Access - Integration with NHS login
Description

All products with a Citizen/Patient facing capability to integrate with NHS Login 

Date Added 
Standards and Capabilities

Citizen AccessInteroperability StandardNHS login serviceAppointments Management - CitizenCommunicate With Practice - CitizenPatient Information Maintenance - GPPrescription Ordering - CitizenView Record - Citizen

Change RouteManaged Capacity - Minor/patch uplifts
Change TypeNew
Status

Draft

Publication DateTBC
Effective Date 
Incentives / FundingNo
Incentive DatesN/A


Background

NHS Digital, in collaboration with NHS England and other partners, has developed a number of digital services that will put Patients/Service Users in charge of their own health and care. This will enable them to manage aspects of their own care, to contribute to the care process and reduce pressure on frontline NHS and social care services.

These digital services contain personal information and as such it is essential that only the correct person has access. At present, most health and care services repeatedly require a means of verifying and authenticating an individual’s identity.

NHS login, a national citizen identity platform from NHS Digital, enables people to prove their identity once, in a manner which is convenient to them and they can then use their NHS login to access multiple digital services. In doing this, NHS Digital can build public confidence in, and encourage greater use of local and national digital health and care services.  

As part of the response to COVID-19 face-to-face patient interaction should be minimised where possible and appropriate. NHS login supports this.

Outline Plan

All eligible products to be integrated with NHS Login by the effective date. NHS Login provides a standard self-service integration process.

Summary

All eligible products with a Patient facing capability to integrate with NHS login. To check eligibility, see Apply for NHS login - NHS Digital

Full Specification

All information necessary for a supplier to integrate with NHS login can be found at the NHS login Integration Toolkit

Patient Facing Services are expected to complete the NHS login integration process and offer the "Continue with NHS login" button on the front of their service for new and returning users.

Assurance Approach

All information necessary for a supplier to be assured to integrate with NHS login can be found at the NHS login Integration Toolkit