Buy HSCN connectivity
Health and social care organisations, as HSCN consumers, can buy HSCN connectivity from a choice of suppliers within a competitive marketplace.
A list of HSCN suppliers is published and kept up to date on the supplying HSCN services webpage. Consumers can engage with any consumer network service provider (CNSP) to procure HSCN connectivity services.
You can also use the new HSCN dynamic purchasing system (DPS) to obtain HSCN connectivity services conveniently and cost-effectively.
The DPS, known as RM3825, is managed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and provides a simple and efficient way for health and social care organisations to buy HSCN connectivity from a choice of compliant suppliers.
Complete a Connection Agreement
Every organisation that wants to use HSCN must complete a Connection Agreement.
The HSCN Connection Agreement can be submitted now. You can complete a Connection Agreement at any point before you connect to HSCN, we advise that you do this as soon as possible to make sure you do not face any connection delays.
You'll need to provide the following information to us to complete a Connection Agreement - these details should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Organisation name and address - this should match the information held against your organisations ODS code.
- ODS code - you can search for your ODS code using the NHS Digital ODS Portal.
- Name and email address of HSCN point of contact - this should be the person responsible for completing the Connection Agreement.
Once we have received this information we'll send an invite with registration details by email to the nominated contact details.
Buy an HSCN connection
Once you have contacted a number of suppliers, and compared the quotes they have offered, for the type of connection you need, you'll be able to:
- Select which supplier you want to buy from.
- Let them know when you want your connection to start.
You will not need to confirm these details to NHS Digital as we'll be working with suppliers to make sure we are aware of any new organisations joining HSCN.
For more information read the HSCN Buying Guide.
Last edited: 22 February 2021 2:35 pm