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Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) provides a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.

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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 while benefiting from improved network and bandwidth capacity, financial savings and easier and smoother access to clinical systems.

Useful contact Information

The table below provides a summary of useful HSCN contact details:

Area of contact

Email address

Phone number

IPAM general enquiries

[email protected]


NHS Digital contact centre:

  • IPAM delegate access
  • Organisation contact detail changes

[email protected].

0300 303 5678

National Service Desk

[email protected]


Service Co-Ordinator

[email protected]


Last edited: 23 September 2022 1:57 pm