NHS mail (information updated June 2019)
NHS mail is a secure email service, approved for the transmission of patient data. NHS mail addresses have the suffix @nhs.net.
Please note that emails will only be secure if both the sender and the recipient have email addresses ending in @nhs.net.
To register for an @nhs.net email address, download an application form by visiting
Note that before you are registered you will need to have completed the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/. If you are registering as part of a practice, only one person per practice needs to do this.
Where can I get help when completing the DSPT?
Quality in Optometry provides useful guidance and a checklist for individuals and practice owners, to help them meet the requirement.
AOP members can also read their GDPR advice for further information