NHS Spine Access

A smarter approach to NHS Spine-enabled access

Technology should optimise clinician workflows and provide a positive user experience. However, smartcards are often seen as an inconvenient barrier to providing patient care.

Provide fast, secure access to NHS Spine-enabled apps by combining Imprivata OneSign, convenient two-factor authentication, and a virtual version of the NHS smartcard.

NHS overview

Virtual smartcard capabilities

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Eliminate physical cards

Completely eliminate physical smartcards and deliver fast, two-step workflows

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Comply with NHS standards

Assured by NHS Digital and meets all of NHS Digital’s requirements

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Easily deployable

Can be deployed, at scale, in a fraction of the time taken for physical smartcards

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Improve security

Eliminate smartcard workarounds and support NHS information governance standards

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NHS Spine session roaming

Support NHS Spine session roaming with, or without, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

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MFA access for NHSMail

Eliminate intrusive security with virtual smartcards for MFA to NHSMail

Remove barriers to patient care with virtual smartcards

EAM Spine Combined Workflow Plus with virtual smartcard secures patient data by combining NHS Spine access with convenient two-factor authentication and a virtual version of the NHS smartcard.
Hear from our customers
Fast access to NHS Spine-enabled applications has been a game changer for us; the benefits from Imprivata have been immediate.
Hear from our customers
As well as providing a better experience for users, Imprivata Virtual Smartcard takes up significantly less resource for ICT, as well as removing issues such as sourcing physical cards, printers, consumables and card readers.
South Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
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Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust

How Virtual Smartcard works

An introduction to Imprivata Virtual Smartcard
Imprivata Virtual Smartcard: A smarter approach to NHS Spine-enabled access

Digital identity framework

Learn about the capabilities you need to develop a comprehensive identity and access management strategy that accelerates productivity, improves security, and puts privacy first.

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Platform integrations

Explore how Enterprise Access Management with SSO works with other Imprivata products and services to drive efficiency and cost-savings.

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