Health and Social Care Network
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) will provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.
HSCN procurement options - From 31 March 2017, N3 network connectivity and existing contract arrangements moved onto the HSCN Transition Network. To exit Transition Network services and migrate to the HSCN, you'll need to start the procurement of new HSCN network services.
Complete a HSCN Connection Agreement - The HSCN Connection Agreement replaces the N3 Information Governance Statement of Compliance (IGSoC) and sets out the things HSCN customers must do before and whilst using HSCN.
HSCN customer journey - We've defined a six-stage customer journey to help you understand the process for procuring and migrating to new HSCN services.
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is a new data network for health and care organisations which replaced N3. It provides the underlying network arrangements to help integrate and transform health and social care services by enabling them to access and share information more reliably, flexibly and efficiently.
Health and care providers will be able to obtain network connectivity from multiple suppliers in a competitive market place and in collaboration with other health and social care organisations.
HSCN has now received agreement for devolved connectivity funding for Trusts, CCG and GP connectivity. The final arrangements are being confirmed in partnership with the Department of Health and NHS England, and we will be talking to Trusts and CCGs to confirm devolved funding levels for 2017/18.
See more on HSCN funding
Sign the HSCN Connection Agreement
The HSCN Connection Agreement sets out the things HSCN customers must do before and whilst using HSCN. Learn more and complete a HSCN Connection Agreement.
From 24 July 2017 we'll no longer be accepting HSCN Connection Agreements that have not been submitted using the HSCN portal.
The portal provides a convenient method to view and submit the HSCN Connection Agreement for your organisation, with a check to ensure all requirements have been included. It will also allow you to easily keep details associated with your use of HSCN up to date.
If you've not yet submitted your HSCN Connection Agreement then please do so using the HSCN portal as early as possible.
If you require a reminder of your login details, or if you've not yet received an email inviting you to create a portal account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
N3 services ended on 31 March 2017
The central contract arrangements for N3 ceased on 31 March 2017 and from that date you're no longer able to extend or buy new N3 services. Your connectivity will continue to be supported through the Transition Network and full HSCN services will be available later in 2017. See more on what the next steps are for existing customers.
General HSCN enquiries - email email@example.com
Media enquiries - contact our press office on 0300 303 3888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
N3 enquiries - legacy N3 customers can contact the BT helpdesk on 0800 085 0503 (select option 3) for information about existing network services.
If you would like to discuss HSCN procurement and migration further please email email@example.com to get in contact with your Regional Migration Managers (RMM).
|Yorkshire and the Humber||Steve Barnes|
|North East||Richard Smith|
|West Midlands and North West||Mike Hampson|
|East of England and East Midlands||Linda Crowe|
|London area||Roy Ullah|
|South West and South Coast||Jim Busby|