This guidance gives you the information you need to make sure your Digital Services meet the Internet First policy.
Information on Internet First
Find out about the Internet First policy and why it is important that health and care moves towards making Digital Services available over the public internet.
Consumer and supplier guidance
These guides provide recommendations for the steps you should take to make sure your Digital Services meet the Internet First policy.
Internet First technical guidance
This guidance outlines the standards and requirements your Digital Services must and should meet, when they are being designed or remediated to be available over the public internet.
Suppliers must be aware of this guidance and design their Digital Services to meet the Internet First policy.
Consumers also need to understand it to ensure that the Digital Services they commission, procure or use meet the compulsory and recommended standards, and that this is supported by contract where appropriate.
The guidance brings together resources from NHS Digital, NHSX, the UK government and other relevant guidance.
Cyber, information governance and data security guidance
Cyber and data security are crucial factors in providing services over the public internet. This guidance will help suppliers of Digital Services build secure services. Consumers must have a full understanding of the standards and requirements the Digital Services they use must meet.