Solution Assurance is a technical assurance function within NHS Digital. We provide expertise to enable national programmes and health and social care organisations to develop effective systems, information and technology. Our work contributes to safer treatment and better care within health and social care services in England.
Assurance is the process by which we ensure that healthcare IT systems meet their functional requirements and integrate effectively with other systems and services. Essentially, we make sure it does what it's supposed to do, when we need it, and that any associated risks are mitigated appropriately. We focus on understanding and improving the quality of service provided by a solution and this is achieved by targeting very specific technical, operational or safety risks.
By solution we mean the overall end product or service, which can involve looking at software, hardware or a number of additional factors including how humans interact with the solutions.