Accessing systems without smartcards
Except for a very limited number of cases (such as spine mini services – demographics) all access to Spine services (PDS, SCR, e-RS, EPS, etc.) require a smartcard.
Local systems will have been built and assured against this requirement and it is not possible for either NHS Digital, or a local supplier system to change this.
Local system functionality, however, is within the control of the supplier. For example, if a supplier requires a smartcard to access all system functionality, it may be possible for users to use a local username and password to access the majority of the system’s functionality without a smartcard (accepting that they cannot access the Spine functionality).
Organisations should speak with their supplier if they require non-Spine enabled system access.
Last edited: 1 April 2020 4:51 pm