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HSCN technical guidance

Guidance, policy and best practice documents covering all technical aspects of HSCN. Documents on this page will be reguarly reviewed and updated by NHS Digital as required.

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HSCN Internet Protocol (IP) addressing policy

This HSCN Internet Protocol (IP) addressing policy defines the legitimate addressing schemes and the working principles for their use. This policy statements set out in this document are necessary to underpin the transition to the HSCN in support of the business needs of health and social care.

HSCN IP addressing good practice guidelines

This document provides advice and guidelines for IP addressing and related key protocols for organisations connected to the HSCN. Published 24 May 2017.

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Business Applications Guidance

This document provides guidance on procuring standard business applications to replace N3 overlays.

HSCN / Transition Network DNS

This document provides an overview of DNS on HSCN and TN and the DNS change request process

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Transition Network guidance for DNS local forwarding and server configuration

This document is intended for NHS 'end-user' organisations connected to the Transition Network (TN), who have opted for local DNS provision.

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