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NHSmail is our secure email service approved by the Department of Health and Social Care for sharing patient identifiable and sensitive information.

About NHSmail

The NHSmail service is the national secure collaboration platform for health and social care. The capabilities that the service provides will transform the way you collaborate within and outside of your organisation. Find out more on the NHSmail support pages.

Start using NHSmail

For further information and access to training and guidance materials please visit the NHSmail support pages.

Training and guidance material is available on a range of topics including:

  • eligibility for NHSmail
  • joining NHSmail
  • the benefits of using NHSmail
  • security – sending secure email
  • NHSmail case studies
  • NHSmail policies


Further information

  1. external

    NHSmail service status

    Up-to-date information on the status of NHSmail services and any key known issues affecting users.

  2. external
  3. internal

    The secure email standard

    Emails sent to and from health and social care organisations must meet the secure email standard (DCB1596) so that everyone can be sure that sensitive and confidential information is kept secure.

Last edited: 25 March 2021 5:07 pm