As more non-NHS organisations take part in delivering NHS-funded care, there is a requirement that information sharing be secure – NHSmail is one option to securely share information between care providers.
Please note that independent organisations providing NHS care nationally will be eligible to join via this process.
If your organisation has been commissioned locally and the commissioning organisation have stipulated the need for NHSmail, they should provide you with sponsor email accounts for the duration of your contract with them.
NHSmail is not mandated for use across health and social care in England and we cannot centrally support the local arrangements made by individual organisations.
In addition to the above, the below options are available to achieve secure email transit:
- accrediting your own email solution to the DCB1596 secure email standard.
- the NHSmail encryption guide that enables secure communication between NHSmail users and external organisations.
The basis on which staff working in a non-NHS organisation can be granted access to the NHSmail service is contained in the NHSmail Access Policy.
If you think your organisation qualifies (or if you have any questions about your eligibility to use NHSmail), then please: