Local authorities who do not currently receive NHS Shielded Patient List data for their authority can register staff to access appropriate shielding data via the MHCLG, using their web form.
Once a registration request has been submitted on the form above, your information will be passed to NHS Digital for user registration on our Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT) platform. It can take up to a week from submission to NHS Digital contacting you with your registration details and to confirm access to appropriate data.
For those authorities who have already registered, your local authority data team should be able to provide details of SPL data lead(s) for your organisation. Failing this, contact information can be provided to local authority staff in the requesting authority by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to nominate another local authority contact or amend an existing contact, any change must be requested by someone who is already registered to retrieve and access SPL data for your organisation. Requests to add or amend those who can access the SPL data for your local authority should be submitted to email@example.com by an existing registered contact.
The SPL data will be available for download via SEFT each week to those individuals nominated to manage SPL data within your local authority.
Log into the SEFT website
We would recommend that you use Internet Explorer 11 and Java version 8 when using the transfer tool. You'll have to add the link to the website in your 'Compatibility View Settings'.
If you have any questions about those people who can submit and retrieve data on your organisation’s behalf, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.