Email is a useful tool for communicating and is excellent for sharing information day to day. But, we should be careful about using it to share sensitive information such as health and care information or financial records. It can be relatively easy for unwanted people to intercept and access the emails that we send, even when we use strong passwords.
Because health and care information is very sensitive, we must make sure that it is protected. This is true no matter how we send information. Whether using fax, post, email or the phone.
This is why email sent to and from health and social care organisations must meet the Secure Email Standard (DCB1596).
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