How Can I Find Out My NHS Medical Card Number?

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Robert Schatten answered
Every child that is born in England and Wales are given one of these numbers at birth, and these can be found on your medical card (your FP4). However, if you currently own a medical card that is more than eight years old, there’s a chance it will show your old NHS number. The new number is 10 digits long.

Your NHS number is also found on all of your medical history notes, so finding out your number should be pretty simple. All you need to do is contact your GP, or your local Primary Care Trust, and ask them if they are able to provide you with the code that you need.

If you need a new medical card and a new NHS number, then you’ll also need to get in touch with your local Primary Care Trust. Your local Primary Care Trust should be easily contactable; you can visit them in the flesh, email them, or get in touch over the phone using the number you would usually use to call them.

When you’re registering for your new NHS number and medical card, you will also be asked for some information that includes your name, the day you were born and the name of your GP. You could also be asked to confirm specific personal details, so that your identity can be verified.

The information that you provide will be treated as completely confidential, and the Primary Care Trust will not provide any of your personal information over the phone. Usually it will take around two working days for your new medical card to be issued to you, or sent through the post. Remember that getting this number is important, but really easy to do. The sooner you go about obtaining it, the sooner you can relax.
Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
You get a NHS card when you register as a patient with a GP. You can find out your NHS number from this card. This card also contains other information such as your name, address, date of birth, and details of your registered practice or individual doctor. You can also get your NHS number by just asking your GP because your number is sure to be found in your medical records and notes.

If your medical card is more than eight years old then your NHS number is likely to have changed because the new ones have ten digits. If you register with a new GP then you will have to provide your NHS medical number. If you do not have one you will have to fill out a form for acquiring one. You can get more detailed information about these things from the official website of NHS. This site is at www.nhs.uk.

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