Another question. I'm new here.

#1
On the Kit List you get pre-training, it says to take my NHS Card. I don't have one, so spoke to my GP. They gave me my NHS Insurance #, is that what the NHS card was for? Cheers!
 
#2
If you haven't got your card just get the GP to put your NHS number on headed note paper from his surgery and that will be fine.
 

Nehustan

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#3
If you haven't got your card just get the GP to put your NHS number on headed note paper from his surgery and that will be fine.
In addition to the above 'cards' are no longer issued by the NHS, you now just get a letter with your NHS Number on, so if you have that from your GP you should be good to go.
 
#4
Aye, the wifey at the desk said they don't send out the cards to patients anymore, I was just wondering if it was the NHS Number that it was required for, thanks!
 
#6
You'll get issued the finest running shoes when you receive your kit.
 
#9
I saw recruits at Winchester cutting around in these trainers last year.






One off issue when you start basic training though once that pair are shagged you'll only be back to the Silver Shadows or have to put your hand on your own pocket
 
#10
nhs number is at the top of your birth certificate i believe
 
#12
birth certificates from England and Wales between 1969 and 1995 have an NHS number on them.

edit:might be confused, think they have changed the system now. If the NHS number of your birth cert have letters, as well as digits, it is the old system, which has been phased out.
 

jarrod248

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#13
birth certificates from England and Wales between 1969 and 1995 have an NHS number on them.

edit:might be confused, think they have changed the system now. If the NHS number of your birth cert have letters, as well as digits, it is the old system, which has been phased out.
Nope.
 
#14
Oh, and what about PT shoes, I'm assuming I need those, but it's not on the kit list? Cheers.
Does the word 'initiative' mean anything to you?
 
#15
i'm looking at my birth certificate right now which shows my old nhs number (with letters in it) which is why i got confused.

after using google i realised they actually changed the system back in 2008 to a 10 digit numerical code and no longer printed them on birth certificates, but through registering with your GP.

apologies if i confused anyone, not including myself.
 
#16
You are obviously going to be the one who asks all the questions so as you seem that you might be heading for the Gunners, before you ask I will tell you that you have to stand behind the barrel. Good Luck
 
#17
You are obviously going to be the one who asks all the questions so as you seem that you might be heading for the Gunners, before you ask I will tell you that you have to stand behind the barrel. Good Luck
Cheers for that, might have saved me some hassle there!
 
#18
what do you know, try to help someone, and get helped in return.

As i've just realised the nhs number on my birth cert is completely void, and need to get hold of my gp to get an up to date one.

oh and thanks for the tip, i'll bear that in mind, probably come in handy at some point :)
 
#19
i'm looking at my birth certificate right now which shows my old nhs number (with letters in it) which is why i got confused.after using google i realised they actually changed the system back in 2008 to a 10 digit numerical code and no longer printed them on birth certificates, but through registering with your GP.apologies if i confused anyone, not including myself.
OK your getting there but still wrong, it was 1996 when they went to a 10 digit number, to make things easier...anyone trying to join up will use this 10 Digit one and not the one on their birth certificate if you have the large certified copy birth certificate rather than the smaller one.The new-style 10-digit NHS Number was created specifically to help make it easier for patients to be uniquely identified across the NHS.The first nine digits are used to identify you and the 10th is used to confirm that the number is valid. This 10-digit number was introduced in 1996 (replacing the older version) to improve accuracy, access to information and confidentiality.If you need to get your NHS number get it on official headed paper from your GP or NHS.If you want to know your NHS Number, or you have an old-style number and want to know your new one, please follow the instructions below.You can also check any recent letters you have had from the NHS, as these should now include your NHS Number. It is important to keep a record of your NHS Number safe, as it will be used in any letters or health records about you.I am registered with a GP surgery. What is my NHS Number?To find out your NHS Number, contact your GP surgery and ask them to look it up. To protect your privacy, you may be asked to show a passport, driving licence or some other proof of identity. If you're registered with a GP, you will already have an NHS Number I am not currently registered with a GP surgery, but I think I already have an NHS Number. How do I find out what it is?To find out your NHS Number in this case, you can ask your local primary care trust (PCT) to look it up for you. You can search for your nearest PCT on NHS Choices by selecting the Find and choose services option and entering your postcode. Or, call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.When you phone your local PCT, ask for the department dealing with patient GP registrations. They can give you your NHS Number or direct you to the right person within that PCT.Hopefully this will end the debate on a bloody NHS number.
 

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