Skip to main content

HSCN case studies

Case studies from users of the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), the data network for health and care organisations.

HSCN highlights

A selection of external stories, on HSCN migrations to date can be found below:

AdEPT helps Kent NHS achieve its Digital Transformation

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust leads successful Southwestern migration to HSCN

West Midlands NHS trusts to start HSCN migration in coming weeks



Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Earl Mountbatten Hospice were one of the first organisations to connect to HSCN, taking part in the HSCN early adopters scheme.


Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Humber NHS Foundation Trust used migration to HSCN as an opportunity to rationalise their existing network design, creating increased network capacity to support patient care.


University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

How University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have successfully migrated to better, faster and cheaper data network connectivity by replacing their legacy N3 services with new Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) services.



Sectra provide hospitals across the country with a portal for the transfer of medical images and reports. Here they explain how HSCN will allow them to provide a faster, safer, better quality service for clinicians.


Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is a charity providing care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families.


North East Ambulance Service

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) NHS Foundation Trust were one of the first to migrate to the HSCN. Here they describe how they got there and the benefits they've achieved.



This case study demonstrates how Technomed, a provider of digital cardiology diagnostic services, successfully replaced their Transition Network (formerly N3) services with new Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) services.



This case study describes how regional collaboration with MLL Telecom is delivering interoperable services across Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.


Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has successfully achieved faster and more resilient network connectivity with new Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) services.


Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This case study demonstrates how Moorfields Eye Hospital is now able to transfer large image files smoothly across the network at all sites following migration to HSCN.



This case study shows how NYnet, a small not for profit organisation owned by North Yorkshire County Council, connected all NHS sites across rural North Yorkshire.


Marie Stopes UK

Following migration to HSCN, Marie Stopes are no longer restricted to connectivity at a single site, and can access national services at all locations allowing for real time clinical decision making.


North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Migrating to HSCN has enabled North East Lincolnshire CCG to respond to additional demands for remote primary care services during the pandemic, such as video consultation services. HSCN has also enabled additional primary care services to be delivered remotely such as supporting care homes and optometry services.


NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit

NHS organisations migrating to HSCN have achieved significant cost savings of 60%. By providing increased bandwidth, and more responsive and resilient connections, HSCN has enabled each region to plan for new technology projects such as video consultations.