Discover National Health Service Numbers

The National Health Service (NHS) is the name commonly used to refer to the three publicly funded healthcare systems in Great Britain. As the UK does not, as yet, have a system of personal ID cards, and not everyone has a passport, the NHS number is, along with the UK NINO number, one of only two systems which provide every adult in the country with a code number. Consequently, NHS numbers are sometimes used for identification purposes in other contexts which have nothing to do with their original purpose.

Spirion finds and protects UK National Health Service numbers. Our proprietary algorithms perform a variety of real-time analytics to maximize accuracy and minimize false positives. Spirion first starts with deep, deep data analysis. When Spirion comes across data that could potentially be a match, it applies proprietary validation techniques our data experts have developed after extensive data analysis to determine whether the data is likely to be a UK National Health Service Number. These algorithms are updated every month with new information to increase accuracy.

Beyond deep data analysis, Spirion also performs contextual analysis to increase the accuracy of returning relevant information. By performing contextual analysis, Spirion can ascertain whether the data is being referred to in a way that would also indicate it is relevant to an end user. Finally, Spirion puts all of this power into the hands of the user. Although the software supports defaults that have been configured by our data analytic experts, users may tune the sensitivity of the search and cater it to the unique data set they are searching within their own internal environment.