Read something called NHS number that is like a unique identifier for people used by hospitals. Also the heard that there is something called NN4B which assigns NHS numbers for babies.

Question: Is NHS number generated in a different way for newborns than for people in general? Or what is the difference between the way of generating these two numbers? If there is a difference other than the way of generating, what are they?

closed as off-topic by Mark Mayo Dec 11 '14 at 3:15

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  • NHS is a National Health Service number assigned to any registered user of the public health services in England, Wales and the Isle of Man. NN4B is simply the name of a contract let to issue NHS Numbers for all Babies (NN4B) in those three countries. Are you asking how the numbers themselves are generated, as compared to how one would be generated for an adult immigrant? Or how they are generated at all? or what do the numbers themselves mean? – CGCampbell Dec 5 '14 at 19:57
  • how they are generated at all, and are they generated differently (obviously the numbers are different but the mechanism) for new borns as opposed to other citizens? Thanks a lot – Sai Dec 5 '14 at 19:58
  • This is a question that applies equally to locals and expats, and unless edited or justified, does not appear to meet our terms in help center. Closing as off topic for now. – Mark Mayo Dec 11 '14 at 3:15