This document defines the Email Policy for Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Sets out the Trust’s policy for the protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the email system
  • Establishes the Trust and user responsibilities for the email system
  • Provides reference to documentation relevant to this policy



The purpose of this policy is to ensure the proper use of the Trust’s email system and make users aware of what the Trust deems as acceptable and unacceptable use of its email system.

The objective of this policy is to ensure the security of the Trust’s email system. The Trust will:

  • Ensure Availability - Ensure that the email system is available for users.
  • Preserve Integrity - Protect the email system from unauthorised or accidental modification ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the Trust’s assets.
  • Preserve Confidentiality - Protect assets against unauthorised disclosure.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Head of IT
Ratified by: The Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), on behalf of the St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board.
Date Ratified: September 2022
Date Issued: September 2022
Review Date: June 2024
Target Audience: Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Staff, Non-Executive Directors and Contractors.
Contact name: Head of IT