NHSmail is live for locum GPs in England. This means that all locum GPs are entitled to an NHS email address. This will allow you to share patient and sensitive information securely with your practice and access local and national updates as part of the network.
New access for locums
NHSmail provides a collaborative platform for health and social care professionals to share information through secure email.
After campaigning from the BMA, NHSmail for locum GPs went live in March 2020. It is an important step in the recognition of the value and importance of locum GPs within primary care.
How to apply for an NHS email address
You should enter the requested data as it appears on your GMC registration. There is detailed guidance on how to complete the form, should you need it.
NHS England will then contact you using the email address you have registered with the GMC, please ensure this is up to date first.
You can only have one NHS email address.
If you have issues with the sign up process, you can email [email protected].
If you already have an NHS email address
If you already have an NHS email address from your role as a salaried GP or partner, you are entitled to keep it. However, if you wish to be move to the GP locum part of the NHSmail service please contact the NHSmail helpdesk at [email protected].
You can explain that you need this to access certain courses such as online safeguarding training, for NHS appraisal, and as a GP to pass information securely about patients.
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