NHS Authentication and Identity Management 

Advanced Virtual Smartcard is a cloud-based Identity & Access Management solution, providing secure and reliable access for clinicians and staff, on any device, any platform and at any time.



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Authentication and identity management made easier for healthcare providers

We're excited to announce that Advanced has acquired Isosec, the market leader in authentication and identity management for NHS and independent healthcare providers. The Virtual Smartcard is used by over 120 NHS organisations as their cloud-based Identity & Access Management solution and it is fully accredited by NHS England. The Virtual Smartcard provides fast, simple, secure, and reliable access and authentication to the systems that clinicians and NHS staff require.

Key capabilities

  • Compatible with RPA
  • EPS Assured
  • Remote working
  • Reduced risk of lost smartcards
  • KPI & Analytics Packages
  • Self Service Enrolment & Password Reset


Additional insights

  • Virtual Smartcards

    A Virtual Smartcard is a replacement to the NHS physical smartcard, but provides exactly the same access and uses the same NHS identity as a physical card. Download our brochure to learn more.

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  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

    Download the case study to find out how this NHS Foundation Trust issued 7,000 NHS staff with Virtual Smartcards.

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  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

    Download the case study to learn how Kent and Medway has benefitted from Virtual Smartcards.

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“We had a lot of issues where people would forget cards, people found it difficult to have new cards printed in a timely manner, printers were faulty, gaining access to accounts for locum and agency members proved difficult… Virtual Smartcards introduced an opportunity… to make it really intuitive for users.”

Chris Thompson, RA Manager

“I think the Virtual Smartcard technology has solved a big problem for us and actually has directly impacted on patient care because we’re getting more nurses turning up, getting access to the system straight away so that they can get on with delivering the care they need to deliver.”

Tom Davidson, IT Director

“By adopting the Virtual Smartcard solution it was possible for us to seamlessly authenticate our RPA Robots in real time, ensuring that the RPA platform delivered the benefits we were seeking. The Virtual Smartcard solution was delivered so quickly and we would recommend it to any Trust.”

Daren Atkins, Deputy Director ICT

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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