Simon Eccles, Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care. Deputy CEO NHSX, confirmed in a tweet that Microsoft Teams is being made available for free across the NHS.
There are roughly 1.5 million people employed by the NHS across the UK.
NHSX is a United Kingdom Government unit with responsibility for setting national policy and developing best practice for National Health Service (NHS) technology.
For NHS organisations that run NHSmail, all users will have access to Teams, subject to local administration and configuration. NHS Digital will support implementation of Microsoft Teams locally via its NHSmail support site.
NHSmail is a customised hosted Microsoft email service, run by Accenture.
Those NHS organisations that don’t run NHSmail will need to contact Microsoft directly.