Email security

Fell Cottage Surgery need to ensure that any emails we send are secure and encrypted to protect the information within the email.

We do need to share confidential information with our NHS colleagues for referrals etc and other instances to support your care (but you will normally be advised this is happening).

There are occasions when we need to email you (fit notes, copy of notes etc) and we will email you from our secure NHSmail but unless you have a secure email address, we need to encrypt it with the NHS software and that is called egress Egress – Human Layer Email & Data Security Software.

When we send you an email (with personal information in it) you will need to register for a FREE egress account and once you have done this you can log in for any future emails.

We know this is an additional step but we need to make sure the personal information we share with you is secure.