NHS Staff completing a temporary move

Using the COVID-19 Digital Staff Passport (C-19 DSP), you can hold your own verified staff record (provided by your current employer). It consists of:

  • your digital identity
  • key information about your current job role
  • your employment checks

The record will be held in a 'credential' in your digital staff passport app on your smartphone. Please check the minimum smartphone spec required.

The credential in your passport is like a card in your wallet.

You retain control of your record. Using an app on your smartphone, you will be able to:

  • Review – see all the information your employer has provided about you
  • Accept – accept this information on to your smartphone, once you are happy with it
  • Reject - reject the information, if you are not happy with it, then report anything you feel is incorrect to the Issuer, who can update and resend it for your review
  • Send – share the information you have accepted with another NHS employer

Please note: Connect.Me is a universal app, subject to regular updates and new versions. The C-19 DSP uses the Connections and Credentials pages. Other features are not part of the C-19 DSP pathway.

When should the C-19 DSP be used and when not?

  • Use of the passport is voluntary for both NHS employers and NHS staff
  • To enable staff movements to support the COVID-19 response and/or the recovery of services
  • For temporary voluntary deployments - it is not to be used for permanent redeployments

Case studies

See real life case studies of how the COVID-19 Digital Staff Passport has been used during the pandemic.

 

8 steps to prepare for your C-19 DSP

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    Check your NHS Organisation (current employer) is registered to use the C-19 DSP. If not, please ask your Recruitment team about their existing process to temporarily move staff.

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    Contact your NHS Organisation (current employer) via the registered organisations page to request a virtual C-19 DSP appointment, to be issued with a credential.

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    To install your digital staff passport, download the Connect.Me app from the appropriate app store for your smartphone (not a tablet device). Please check the minimum smartphone spec required. Supply your mobile number to your NHS Organisation (current employer) when requested.

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    Prepare a suitable photo of yourself (less than 500kb), plus have your Employee Number (ESR) and Smartcard Number (if held) to hand. Supply to your NHS Organisation (current employer) when requested.

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    Attend the scheduled virtual C-19 DSP appointment with your NHS Organisation (current employer).

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    When your credential has been issued, contact the host NHS Organisation (temporary employer) via the registered organisations page to request a virtual C-19 DSP appointment, to have your credential verified.

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    Attend the scheduled C-19 DSP appointment with the host NHS Organisation (temporary employer).

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    When verified, you can start working at the host NHS Organisation (temporary employer), following completion of your local induction.