NHSMail: Secure email for Social Care Providers
Social Care Providers in Nottinghamshire can apply for NHSMail secure email now. NHSMail is a secure email service for sharing patient identifiable data (‘personal data’) and other sensitive information. NHSMail is approved by the Department of Health and Social Care for use by Social Care Providers.
Usually Social Care Providers have to gain compliance with the DSPT before applying for an NHSMail account. DSPT remains the tool used by NHS Digital to confirm that organisations have suitable controls in place and can be trusted with this widely-used service. The rest of this web site (after you register) contains support materials for compliance with DSPT.
You can find your ODS code by putting your email in this search site: https://odsportal.hscic.gov.uk/Organisation/Search. If you are still having trouble, email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will help you.
Once you have NHSMail – maintaining your account
NOTE: All CQC-registered care providers in England are expected to register with Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) by 30 September 2020. Information about this, and a link to the brief guidance can be found at: https://www.digitalsocialcare.co.uk/update-on-data-security-and-protection/ Please note that this deadline is simply to register with the DSPT, not to have met the compliance criteria by then. A new version of the DSPT for social care will launch in October that’s specifically designed for adult social care providers with questions that are more appropriate for social care organisations. This is being developed with the involvement of care associations across the country. Registration by 30 September 2020 is a necessary first step towards then meeting the DSPT and retaining use of NHS Mail. You can use this link to register: https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/Account/Register.