Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
MFA helps protect users by making it harder for someone else to sign in to your NHSmail account. NHSmail plans to enable MFA for all user accounts on 30 June 2023. Organisations are advised to begin their roll-out of MFA in advance of this date. Please ensure you are familiar with your organisation's roll-out plans.
Acceptable Use Policy
NHSmail users are required to accept the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to be able to fully benefit from the services available in the NHSmail shared tenant.
NHSmail Intune offers centralised device management under NHSmail's Intune tenant while maintaining a high degree of customisation, oversight and local autonomy for organisations.
Same Sign On
The NHSmail Same Sign On (SSO) solution enables bi-directional synchronisation of passwords between NHSmail and an organisation's local active directory, allowing users to use just one password to access both systems.
NHS Care Identity (Smartcard) Sign in
If you have an NHS Care Identity (Smartcard) account, you will be able to use this to access the NHSmail Portal, your emails, Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 collaboration applications via compatible web browsers. Use 'My Identity Portal' to pre-register and link your NHS accounts to be ready for this new feature.
Private vs. public settings in Microsoft Teams
It is very important to consider the implications of choosing settings as 'public' or 'private' in Teams as this setting allows you to manage sharing content with NHSmail users via Teams.
NHSmail account - use it or lose it
Both the 'active' AND 'inactive' periods for unused accounts are being reduced from 90 to 30 days from 1 December 2022. Ensure that you regularly use your NHSmail account to avoid losing it.