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National log-in reset will change everything

 

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Thursday, 9 January 2020

National log-in reset will change everything

This week the Department of Health and Social Care announced a £40m investment to make it easier to log-in to NHS computers. It’s a laudable aim, akin to fitting a keyless entry system to a Ford Anglia to make it go faster.

We’ve obtained a copy of the NHS Log-in Plan, which sets out how your initial £40m will be spent.

It will start with a national usernames, passwords and log-in procedures scoping exercise, followed by a thorough review by the Log-in Commission under Sir Trevor Longstay.

In its final report, the commission will consider which of the following high-impact initiatives to recommend for implementation.

Healthcare Log-in Assistants (HLA) – 5000 HLAs could be deployed to make personalised log-in support available throughout the country, with some based in hospitals and others in community settings. Each primary care network is expected to employ at least one HLA.

Mobile Log-in Service - paramedics on motorbikes will provide a first-responder password reset service in rural areas.

Log-in Ambassadors – the NHS will recruit thousands of Log-in Ambassadors through a series of webinars and national roadshows. Sir Trevor says “the role has been designed for well-meaning individuals with little IT knowledge but no shortage of helpful suggestions”.

Log-in Accelerators and Exemplars – sites designated Log-in Accelerators will be able to bid for a share of the £10m Log-in Transformation Fund to drive innovation in procedures and policy. Exemplar sites with best-in-class log-in practices will become centres of excellence for password management and special characters.    

Log-in Assurance Framework – this spreadsheet-based resource will enable each organisation to monitor its performance against national standards and contribute mandatory weekly reports to the National Log-in Data Service managed by NHS Digital. NHS England will publish league tables to highlight the best and worst performers and encourage all organisations to aspire to the standards of the very best.

Log-in Guardians – every organisation will have to appoint a senior responsible officer to ensure compliance with forthcoming regulations, including a statutory Duty to Log-in. The guardian should guarantee the rights of staff at all levels of the organisation to fair and equitable logging-in arrangements and must report any major breaches of the policy to the Regional Director for Seamlessness or directly to the Office of the Log-in Commissioner.

Confidential Hotline - a 24-hour hotline will be established for clinicians to seek professional help with password recall issues, username disorders and log-in related stress.

National Log-in Repository – NHSX has teamed up with Google to build a secure online repository for log-in details.

Speaking at the launch of the Towards Data Review, Sir Trevor Longstay said: “I won’t rest until NHS staff can get the data they need in less than the time it takes to get seen in A&E.”

Sir Trevor stressed that integrated care systems (ICS) would play a strategic role in the development of long-term log-in leadership at system level.

Innovation editor: Julian Patterson

julian.patterson@networks.nhs.uk
@NHSnetworks  

 
Anonymous says:
Jan 10, 2020 11:50 AM

whilst the irony of having to sort out my password to get access today isn't lost on me, there is another that shouldn't be lost either, that is, the Ford Anglia in question has already been ransacked for spare parts so the nice shining new key fob (which would short circuit the wiring) won't work regardless.. the car no longer has wheels.. but that's ok, I'm sure someone will add in another advice line

Anonymous says:
Jan 13, 2020 10:01 AM

Priceless. So accurate. Made me chuckle.