News and events
Find out about the latest news and events for HSCN.
During March 2017 the HSCN team ran a series of webinars on:
- changes surrounding the end of the N3 Agreement and preparing your move to the Health and Social Care Network
- the HSCN Connection Agreement
For further information on these webinars or to request a copy of the presentations used please email HSCNenquiries@nhs.net.
Health and Social Care Network awards Transition Network contract
NHS Digital has awarded a three year contract to British Telecommunications (BT) for the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Transition Network, which will assist in providing service continuity to N3 users as they move their network connectivity over to HSCN.
The N3 contract ends on 31 March 2017. NHS Digital is currently supporting N3 users to procure and move to HSCN services, which will be available from multiple suppliers.
The HSCN Transition Network provides a stable platform from which to move legacy N3 services to HSCN. It will reduce in size and cost as services are moved to HSCN, until it is no longer required.
HSCN Programme awards Peering Exchange contract
The HSCN has achieved a major milestone with the award of the Peering Exchange Service contract to Redcentric Solutions Ltd.
The Peering Exchange is a critical component of HSCN and allows the interconnection of multiple supplier networks - enabling HSCN consumers using different network suppliers to reliably communicate.
Redcentric was selected following a competitive procurement process and the contract was awarded for 3 years.
Dermot Ryan, HSCN Programme Director for NHS Digital, said: "We are pleased to have awarded this contract to Redcentric. The Peering Exchange is a critical component of the HSCN infrastructure and the contract is a significant step forward in establishing an HSCN marketplace of assured network services. This marketplace will drive competition amongst suppliers, improve consumer choice, support innovation and deliver value for money. It is an important milestone in the migration from N3 to HSCN and will enable more opportunities for collaboration and support digital transformation which enhances health and social care."
Mo Siddiqi, Redcentric's Chief Operating Officer, added: "We are extremely proud to have been selected to underpin this key NHS Digital initiative. Our selection is due to the dedication and quality of our people and built on the foundation of many years of investment in the public and health care space. We are already one of the largest suppliers of N3 connectivity solutions and set to be amongst the first wave of new Consumer Network Service Providers (CNSPs). We take our responsibility very seriously and are totally committed to delivering this critical infrastructure and service for NHS Digital as part of our ambition to be the most trusted provider of network, cloud and collaboration solutions to NHS Digital and the wider public sector."
HSCN September 2016 Roadshows
During September 2016 we hosted a series of regional roadshows to support health and social care organisations prepare their migration from N3 services to new network arrangements for health and social care.
The full day events were aimed at existing N3 customers, specifically those responsible for commissioning network and ICT services on behalf of health and social care organisations. You can download the delegate pack [637.1Kb]for more information.
Each roadshow covered:
- HSCN Overview [1.18Mb]
- HSCN as an enabler [155.44Kb]
- Delivering HSCN Compliant Services [703.76Kb]
- Introduction to the HSCN Connection Agreement [477.32Kb]
- Migration planning [1.1Mb]
- Procurement Overview [924.24Kb]
- Connectivity Funding Arrangement [553.75Kb]
If you've missed out on these roadshows and would be interested in future events, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.