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Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE)

The Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) promotes a best practice approach to drive the adoption of Cloud services. It provides a centralised enablement function and supports Cloud service consumers across NHS Digital and the wider NHS.

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A centre of excellence develops common solutions, promotes best practice and acquires new skills that are then spread throughout the enterprise to increase the likelihood of adopting new ways of working to realise value and allow teams to become self-sufficient.

We provide support and services to help NHS organisations adopt and optimise Cloud hosting arrangements to drive consistency and efficiency for the wider NHS through a series of guilds and standards.

The NHS Cloud strategy has been shaped by a requirement for government organisations to evaluate public Cloud solutions before other hosting options, as highlighted in the government's Cloud First policyTechnology Code of PracticeCloud guide for the public sector and the NHS Cloud strategy.

NHS Cloud community

Join the NHS Cloud community of practice which has been created as a space to share experiences and learn amongst peers or you can contact us for more information. 

Not sure where to start?

Explore the Cloud Centre of Excellence using our Cloud journey guide.

Cloud foundations

Value delivered

The Cloud Centre of Excellence will
  • function as the coach and guide on your cloud adoption journey, helping support you in the right way

  • provide best practice processes, intellectual property, templates, reference architectures, automated scripts and policies as code for re-use, helping NHS organisations adopt and optimise Cloud services

  • improve the quality of Cloud services by reducing high severity service incidents

  • simplify service deployment, increase agility, and improve responsiveness

  • improve security and resilience by helping to reduce the number of legacy systems more vulnerable to cyber attack

  • improve value for money and reduce costs

  • provide a positive sustainability impact by reducing the carbon footprint from infrastructure operation

Additional resources

Contact details

Contact us by emailing [email protected]

If you need further support as an NHS organisations planning or migrating to use Cloud Services contact us using our feedback form for an introductory 30 minute conversation with a member of the team.

Or find our more about our new community of practice (you will need a FutureNHS account to login).


Last edited: 13 March 2023 9:07 am