NHSmail is the national secure email service for health and social care.
NHSmail accounts are being rolled out to all dental practitioners delivering NHS and private dental services in England. Accounts are provided free of charge and will enable you to communicate and collaborate securely with other practitioners across health and social care.
To register for an NHSmail account you must complete the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). The DSPT is an online self-assessment tool that asks a series of questions to ensure you are practicing good data security.
You will need to register to access the DSPT with your current email address. Once registered, you will be prompted for your:
- ODS code
- Care Quality Commission (CQC) location ID (also known as CQC registration number)
- CQC contact ID
All practices must register for a shared mailbox (practice mailbox) and can register up to 10 individual user accounts.
All communications from NHS England will be issued to your new NHSmail account.
For more information, read a guide on how to complete the NHSmail Dentistry Registration Portal.