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NHS CIS2 Care Identity Authentication API


Use this API to access NHS Care Identity Service 2 (NHS CIS2) - the national service for verifying the identity of healthcare workers in England, such as NHS staff, when they access national clinical information systems. You can also get basic profile information about these end users.

You can authenticate the healthcare workers using:

a CIS smartcard - with or without the Credential Management Application

an iPad 

a Windows 10 tablet 

a security key

For further details, see Ways to authenticate using NHS Care Identity Service 2.


NHS CIS2 Care Identity Authentication API documentation