PRLog - March 7, 2012 - imail attains coveted NHS Connecting for Health Status
Hybrid mailing specialist’s imail have achieved a rating of 100% for its service after completing Connecting for Health’s (CFH) Information Governance Toolkit assessment. Achieving NHS CFH allows imail to officially handle sensitive mail for NHS Trusts.
With a rating of 100%, imail successfully met the terms and conditions of the Department of Health Information Governance Assurance Statement after undergoing a stringent assessment necessary to ensure complete security of NHS mail processed within imail. Coupled with UK Mails robust physical security processes, imail is now proven to be one of the most secure print and mail solution around.
The Information Governance Toolkit is a performance tool produced by the Department of Health (DH). The ultimate aim is to demonstrate that the organisation can be trusted to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal information. This in-turn increases public confidence that the NHS and its partners can be trusted with personal data.
imail is a unique hybrid mail service that allows organisations, a growing number from the Public Sector, to create, proof and send important communications online, such as appointment reminders and test results. The innovative mailing service prints and delivers mail for users resulting in a quick and easy cost effective solution. From one letter to bulk mailing, imail can make significant cost savings for Public Sector users as well as reducing their carbon foot print. For medical practices operating on tight budgets, the service can not only save them money but free up valuable administration time which in the healthcare sector can be critical.
Andy Barber, General Manager for imail said ‘The CFH status demonstrates imail’s ability to provide a secure and efficient service. We have been through all the necessary safeguards process and are delighted to have achieved the CFH status. As well as providing reassurance, this confirms our commitment to providing quality, value added services into the NHS’
Notes to Editor:
The UK Mail Group is the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK, offering quality, yet affordable, delivery solutions both locally and worldwide. With a national network of 53 sites and 3,000 drivers, it is accountable of over 17 per cent of all addressed mail within the UK, making it the busiest alternative to Royal Mail.
imail was launched in 2008 by UK Mail as the only alternative to the first class postal service and enables users to send letters and postcards with just a click of the mouse from as late as 3pm for next-day or 6pm for two-day delivery. The mail documents are sent electronically to the UK Mail sort centre closest to the destination where they are printed, enveloped and sorted for onward delivery.
imail is ideal for all sizes of business from SMEs to corporate companies, offering a dynamic desktop to delivery service at a keystroke that provides a range of cost, time and environmental benefits.
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Connecting For Health:
NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) is part of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate. Its role is to maintain and develop the NHS national IT infrastructure. This infrastructure includes a number of national services and a range of national applications.
For further information please contact: Fahmeda Ahmed, Marketing Assistant, UK Mail, 0121 335 1190 or fahmedaahmed@