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Part of NHS architecture principles

Use platforms

Digital services should build upon existing platforms to deliver their services.

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Summary

Digital services should build upon existing platforms to deliver their services.


Rationale

Digital services need to be part of a wider enterprise architecture. This requires them to reuse common infrastructure (platforms) and services rather than create their own.

Services should reduce operational inefficiency and duplication of effort caused by architectural debt. This saves money, time for development, and environmental impact.


Implication

This should be shown in architecture diagrams and assessed by the Architecture Approval Group.

The Platforms and Infrastructure Board will oversee the development of future platforms.

The EA team will monitor the digital services portfolio to inform the use of platforms in future releases.

Last edited: 2 November 2020 3:43 pm