Urgent referrals

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We have had communications that the hospital trusts are receiving emails form optical practices containing Patient Identifiable Data (PID) from non secure emails.
Emails containing PID, including fast track referrals, can only be sent to and from NHS.net accounts. 
There seems to be some belief that it is secure to send from any email address to and NHS.net account - This is not the case.
We are aware that a hospital reported an IG Breach when a practice used a non NHS.net account to send a fast track referral, so please make sure you are emailing correctly.