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Please note that this website has a UK government access keys system.

Information security

Vast quantities of sensitive information are handled by the NHS and its partners every day so guidance and policy have been designed to protect patients and NHS staff.  

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FAQs about Public Key Infrastructure

Questions about the role of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting critical systems in the NHS and social care.

Cryptographic services for the NHS

This section provides detail of the considerations applicable to the selection and deployment of cryptographic services generally and for their potential to underpin and support NHS digital information processing requirements.

Access keys