NHS mail is a secure email service, approved for the transmission of patient data. NHS mail addresses have the suffix @nhs.net. Area Team Herts & South Midlands (ATHSM) requires all practices in Milton Keynes to have an active nhs.net email account. This will be the means by which ATHSM will communicate with you. MKCCG also requires you to use this secure system to send them your cataract referrals and invoices. Information on how to acquire an nhs.net account for a Milton Keynes practice is available for download on the right.
All optometrists are now encouraged to obtain an NHS mail address. Further information about this is available here http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/nhsmail/using
Briefly, the procedure involves completing the application form available on the right and emailing it to your regional NHS mail contact. If you work in MK this is firstname.lastname@example.org and for the rest of Bucks email@example.com