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.

How it works

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.

Contact the SEFT team

You can contact the SEFT team for more information.

SEFT quick help guide

Registered users can get further help and support by downloading the SEFT quick help guide.

Contact details

Further information