On behalf of Ian Bergin, Project Manager, Digital Transformation, Office of the Chief Dental Officer, England
Dentists may be aware that there is a roll-out of NHSmail accounts to the dental profession. Each practice will have an email address against which individual practitioners can be registered. This is available for NHS and private dental practices across England, to improve data security and enable open communication between dentistry and other health and care professionals.
The service is available free to all practices and a new national portal and dedicated support team is available to help dental professionals join and use the Service. The national service is approved for clinical use and will improve data security across the profession.
Each dental practice should register for a shared practice mailbox and individual user mailboxes for each practitioner. Registration should be completed before 14 September 2018. All communications from NHS England after 1 October 2018 will be sent via NHSmail.
The direct link to register is – https://portal.nhs.net/Registration#/dentistry
It will ask for IG Toolkit, but for those who have not done that, the IG Toolkit has been superseded by the Data Protection and Security Toolkit, which is here: