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Registering Optometrists


NHSmail can be used by optometrists to safely and securely exchange patient or sensitive information with other health and social care professionals. Please note this information is applicable to optometrists in England only.

Fast-track registration route to support optometrists during Covid-19 (available until 30 July 2021)

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, secure communication between health services is more important than ever.

To support this, we are offering to fast-track the roll out of NHSmail to optometrists.

Note: this is available for NHS General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) contractors only. This registration route is available to organisations with 10 or less practices at the present time.

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Please complete the online form. If you require further help completing this form please email: nhsbsa.paos-support@nhs.net. 

To regain access to an existing NHS email account – please call 03332001133.

Note: The fast-track registration route is open until 30 July 2021. The fast-track registration route will provide one shared mailbox and two user accounts for each organisation, however if you need additional user accounts, please refer to the FAQs.

To access NHSmail, health and care organisations are required to have a Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) rating of Standards Met or Higher level.

Please visit the DSPT registration page for further information.

Updated on 30/06/2021

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