NHS Digital award accreditation for Isosec Virtual Smartcards

By February 2, 2021NHS, Press
Isosec CEO, Michael Latimer (L) with Isosec CTO and co-founder, Marc Poulaud

Our CEO, Michael Latimer, confirms NHS Digital accreditation for Isosec Virtual Smartcards

I am delighted to announce that the Isosec Virtual Smartcard solution has been fully accredited by NHS Digital under their new Assurance Framework.

This represents a massive effort by the amazing teams at both NHS Digital and Isosec, who have worked tirelessly over the last few months to get this accreditation completed.

For Isosec customers, this means that our Virtual Smartcard has met all of the criteria set under the new Assurance Framework, including an enhancement to meet NHS Digital’s requirements  for e-Prescribing (EPS). This now allows our Virtual Smartcards to be used with any EPR, on any platform and in any clinical setting and will increase the role Isosec plays in delivering fast, simple and secure access to patient information during and beyond the current pandemic. 

The NHS technology landscape is evolving constantly, with clinicians and NHS staff working both in hospitals and remotely/at home. The Isosec Virtual Smartcard fully supports and enables this new way of working and we are incredibly proud of the work we do with the NHS.

Find out more about Isosec Virtual Smartcards here 

See the updated guidance from NHS Digital here

The formal announcement made by Isosec is below:

NHS Digital award accreditation for Isosec Virtual Smartcards

Media City, Manchester UK. (February 2nd 2021): Isosec, the leading provider of cloud-based authentication solutions for the NHS, has been awarded accreditation approval to the NHS Digital Assurance Framework for Virtual Smartcards, including the use of Isosec Virtual Smartcards for ePrescribing (EPS).

Isosec provides Identity and Access Management solutions to over 120 NHS organisations, and this framework accreditation provides validation that the Isosec Virtual Smartcard service meets an extensive list of security and operational attributes required by NHS Digital for use of virtual smartcards in NHS organisations. The accreditation extends to the use of Isosec Virtual Smartcards for EPS by using an Advanced Electronic Signature. 

Michael Latimer, CEO of Isosec, commented “We’re really proud to be accredited by NHS Digital as part of this Assurance Framework. Both NHS Digital and Isosec have worked closely together to ensure Isosec Virtual Smartcard meets the needs of NHS users, clinicians, and the security and operational standards set. Isosec has been working flat out with all of the NHS to help accelerate the adoption of Virtual Smartcards and the new accreditation will help us serve even more NHS customers in the current pandemic, where fast, simple and secure authentication into a wide array of IT ecosystems and user cases in required.”  

NHS organisations can continue to obtain Virtual Smartcards directly from Isosec and can arrange implementation quickly and easily. This can be done by visiting isosec.co.uk/accreditation or by emailing: vsc@isosec.co.uk 

Further information on the Isosec Virtual Smartcard accreditation is also available via the NHS Digital website: 


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