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More detail has been published on the improved cyber security offered by HSCN, which can be found on our improving cyber security webpage.
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.
Guidance, policy and best practice documents covering all technical aspects of HSCN. Documents within these pages will be regularly reviewed and updated by NHS Digital.