NHS Digital has released two pieces of code under open source to allow developers to include biometric login into their products and services.
The code allows patients to access the NHS App through face or fingerprint recognition technology.
The hope is that it will allow digital services in the NHS to provide secure login to their apps with an NHS approved system.
Chris Fleming, delivery director at NHS Digital said: “The NHS App team has open sourced code which will help those using NHS login as an identity and authentication provider to confirm people’s identity using fingerprint and facial recognition.
“We received great feedback from login users as it sped up the process considerably for them, and we wanted others to benefit from the work. The team has released two libraries for developers.”