Documents that may be helpful when completing Quality in Optometry:
LOCSU guidance on nhs e-mail addresses
New NHSmail Accounts and the NHS Information Governance Toolkit Contractors are reminded that anyone taking up NHS England’s offer of a new NHSmail account will be required to complete the NHS Information Governance Toolkit (IGT) and comply with level 2 standards as a minimum and that the Optical Confederation does not support this unfunded requirement on front-line community optical practices (see Hot Brief issue 32 August 2014).
The Optical Confederation remains in dialogue with NHS England on the matter of funding and any optometrist or contractor wishing to sign up to NHSmail at present should be aware that in doing so they are accepting the burden of completing the NHS IGT unfunded.
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We are aware that a number of optometrists have legacy NHSmail accounts issued by Primary Care Trusts or other now defunct NHS organisations. We await clarification from HSCIC regarding the future arrangements for these accounts and will issue guidance in due course.