registration authority

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registration authority

The national or local organisation in the UK which is responsible for verifying, to government standards, the identity of NHS staff before issuing Smartcards and passcodes, which grant NHS staff access to (protected) patient information according to their roles.

Smartcards and passcodes enable staff to access the NHS Care Records System and other associated IT systems, such as Community and Mental Health (the RiO system), Choose and Book, Electronic Prescriptions Service, Secondary Users Service and Summary Care Record.
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