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NHSmail is a secure email service approved by the Department of Health for sharing patient identifiable and sensitive information. Any organisation commissioned to deliver NHS healthcare or related activities can use NHSmail.

Log into your NHSmail account

Your local helpdesk
Your local IT team should be your first point of contact for help with your account, such as unlocking your account or a password reset. They can also assist in setting up a mobile phone or email programme to connect to NHSmail.

NHSmail helpdesk
For all other queries regarding NHSmail, the national NHSmail helpdesk is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0333 200 1133, or via email at

About NHSmail

NHSmail is available for use by any organisation commissioned to deliver publically funded health and social care.

More than half-a-million staff already use NHSmail on a daily basis in England and Scotland to help them deliver better patient care.

User numbers are growing at a rate of more than 10 per cent each year, as more organisations choose NHSmail as their preferred email service. Find out more on the NHSmail support pages.

Start using NHSmail

There are a number of options now available for organisations looking to join NHSmail. Find out how to register for an account or switch your organisation to NHSmail


NHSmail is accredited to government OFFICIAL status for sharing patient identifiable and sensitive information, meaning it meets a set of information security controls that offer an appropriate level of protection against loss or inappropriate access.

Information about NHSmail

NHSmail policies

As a secure email system, NHSmail must be operated and used in accordance with a set of clear policies and procedures.

NHSmail governance

The NHSmail service is governed by NHS Digital, whilst the day-to-day service is run by an external supplier.

The Secure Email Standard

Emails sent to and from the NHS must be protected, to ensure that sensitive and confidential information is kept secure.

The benefits of NHSmail

NHSmail contains core services that are centrally funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, as well as optional top-ups and collaboration services.

NHSmail service status

Up-to-date information on the status of NHSmail services and any key known issues affecting users.

NHSmail support site

Access training and guidance materials for NHSmail.

Case studies

Find out how NHSmail has changed the way health and social care colleagues work.

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