Understanding secure email guidance
The use of email sent securely has its benefits but it can be confusing to understand when there are often multiple arrangements for receiving and sending secure information within an organisation – and different approaches between organisations within a local area. This confusion has also been heightened with changes to existing processes in the public sector including developments with GCSX.
The LGA published guidance in June 2017, aimed at helping councils identify their options with practical case studies from councils that have already implemented such approaches.
The guidance is available for download here: https://www.local.gov.uk/understanding-secure-email-guidance
The guidance also incorporates feedback from NHS Digital on communication with NHS organisations that use NHSmail. The guidance will be updated at a later date.