As the numbers of people returning to NHS service and new recruits increase it is envisaged that some organisations may need additional support to print large volumes of smartcards in a short space of time.
Our physical smartcard printing service provides rapid printing of cards and a courier service to the destination.
The cards are printed locked and the local Registration Authority (RA) can unlock them and assign to users with relevant access.
We also have a stock of smart card printers we can provide to RAs to increase local printing capacity. Should you wish to print your own temporary access cards, we are able to allocate you temporary access card profiles (UUIDs) that have been centrally created that you are able to use to print against.
We have a stock of blank smartcards and readers that can be ordered here.
Access the bulk printing service
In order to support the urgent deployment of smartcards, NHS Digital has permitted and centrally procured a virtual smartcard solution provided by Isosec. This service is available immediately and funded centrally for the first 12 months.
To request this service, contact Isosec directly via email@example.com who will work with you to ensure that your use case and requirements can be fulfilled. Following this initial consultation, Isosec will provide you with a form that then needs to be completed and sent to NHS Digital via firstname.lastname@example.org for approval prior to the start of the commencement locally.
NHS Digital will continue to enable the provision of virtual smartcard products and will share more information in the coming weeks.
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