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Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT)

Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT) allows an NHS Digital Business Team to transfer data to and from any external organisation electronically and securely.

It does this by providing a secure wrapper around any file, regardless of its size, structure or data content. SEFT provides data security during transmission (by using a 256-bit AES encryption mechanism). The data are held in secure containers at NHS Digital and only people who are authorised to process the data are allowed access.

SEFT can only be accessed by registered and approved users. We will invite relevant people to register for the service, and send you log-in details.

You can contact the SEFT team for more information.

Further support and guidance is available for registered users with our SEFT quick help guide.

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact

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