Registration Authority Manager, Nizam Uddin, would like to update practices that as per NHS Digital guidance, the Emergency Registration Process will now end on Friday 31 March.
This guidance refers to the use of video calls and scans to verify a person's identity, introduced to support activity during the pandemic. The Control of Patient Information (COPI notice), on which this emergency guidance was based, ended on 30 September 2022. The guidance date was extended to 28 February 2023 while the Apply for Care ID Service was deployed. This has now been extended by a further four weeks and will end on 31 March 2023.
From Saturday 1 April, the only acceptable ways of verifying a user’s identity will be:
- Via the ESR to CIS Interface
- Via a face-to-face appointment (must be scheduled in advance): Camden Office, Fourth Floor, 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG or North London Business Park Office, First Floor, Building 4, North London Business Park, N11 1GN
- Using the self-service Apply for Care ID service
It is only these three services that provide a high confidence in the identity created, which is a requirement from the Government, to access national clinical information and data systems.
N.B. This does not change the role of the ID checkers, they are still required to do the mandatory ID checks and complete their part of the registration on the spine. Face-to-face registration to the RA Office is only where site do not have ID checkers in place or where ID checkers are not available.
For more information, visit the below link and/or contact Nizam Uddin using the details below.
Removal of Emergency Registration Guidance from 31 March 2023