Concerns have been raised about patients’ middle names not being displayed on the NHS App or NHS COVID Pass as they are on passports, and possible implications for travel abroad.

We have been advised that not having middle names in the NHS COVID Pass should not affect travel abroad. Carriers are taking a pragmatic approach to there being differing names in vaccine certificates and passports.

In other areas where there is the potential for information on the NHS App to be different from that on passports, such as the use of maiden names, the government recognises that people may choose to use married and maiden names interchangeably across different services, however it is standard practice for people to be asked to book tickets for international travel in the same name that is on their passports.