HSCN technical guidance
Guidance, policy and best practice documents covering all technical aspects of HSCN. Documents on this page will be regularly reviewed and updated by NHS Digital as required.
HSCN ANM firewall change requests
Any end-user organisation requiring a firewall change to the HSCN ANM service to access non-standard ports/protocols for business-critical reasons must complete the HSCN ANM firewall change request form [39.64KB] .
Once completed, this must be submitted to the NHS Digital Data Security Centre for assessment. The impact of the change will be assessed and a decision will be made to approve or not. Any successful requests will be forwarded to the ANM supplier for action.
The NHS Digital National Service Desk will feedback all resolutions via the local service desk support route.
The completed form should be sent to the NHS Digital National Service Desk via the end user organisation's local service desk route rather than via the CN-SP.
HSCN QoS change request form
To request a change to a QoS configuration, download the change request form [59.19KB] .
On the form, provide as much detail as you can, including: full contact details; information about the application and the reason for the configuration change; and the QoS class, IP address, and port/protocol (if applicable).
Email the completed change request form to the NHS Digital National Service Desk (NSD).
For further details and guidance see HSCN QoS - change requests and end-to-end configuration.
Policies and guidance
Find all information relating to IP address management under HSCN, including the HSCN IP addressing policy, IP addressing good practice guidelines, IPAM process and change request forms.
Quality of Service (QoS)
Quality of Service (QoS) is a set of techniques to manage resources within a communications network. This page provides details of QoS implementation across HSCN and includes the HSCN QoS policy.
This page provides details of the HSCN configuration change requests process and QoS change request form.
This document provides an overview of DNS on HSCN and TN and the DNS change request process
This document is intended for NHS 'end-user' organisations connected to the Transition Network (TN), who have opted for local DNS provision.
This guidance document provides a step by step guide to using specific tools and techniques that will resolve or rule out issues that commonly cause network connectivity problems.
This document provides guidance on procuring standard business applications to replace N3 overlays.