NHS login interface - Provisioning

TypeRoadmap Item

TitleNHS login interface - Provisioning

The provisioning interface enables GP solutions to provision new Citizen users on the NHS login platform, thus enabling Citizens to use one consistent account for Patient sign-in and ID verification.

Date Added 
Standards and CapabilitiesCitizen AccessInteroperability Standard, NHS login ServiceAppointments Management - CitizenCommunicate With Practice - CitizenPatient Information Maintenance - GPPrescription Ordering - CitizenView Record - Citizen
Change RouteOpportunity Item
Change TypeReplace


Publication DateN/A
Effective DateN/A
Incentives / FundingNo
Incentive DatesN/A


The Provisioning interface enables GP Solutions to provision new users centrally on the NHS login platform via the new API.

This change will enable users to use one consistent account for ID verification and patient sign-in to GP System Solutions and other services, and will ultimately remove the whole Linkage Key requirements for users.  

When delivered, the interface will be an entirely new interface. The technical interface is SCIM (JSON/REST), which is further described here: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7643

Included in NHSE CCIO 7 priority areas for Interoperability. This is SRO Priority.


The latest version of the NHS login Provisioning specification can be accessed below: