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Our aim is to produce a tailored risk mitigation plan for each software implementation, based on your quality maturity and how critical each new and subsequent product release is to the NHS (and in relation to other existing systems and processes.)
The quality maturity scoring is based on the systems and processes your service has in place and how well they adhere to industry standards and certifications. This includes the two mandatory clinical safety standards DCB0129 and DCB0160. This score is then used to weight the tracking of risks associated with the systems and applications you deploy.
Risks associated with products include:
- clinical hazards
- data integrity and security
- integration with other systems
- technical risks within each product or application
The Framework enables Solution Assurance to deploy resources to support you when developing your test and quality processes. If your systems and processes are more mature you can confidently be left to manage all but the most significant risks.
The Framework benefits NHS Digital suppliers and programmes by:
- providing guidance on NHS Digital standards
- helping to build quality measurement into the product lifecycle from the early stages
- setting expectations about dependencies and responsibilities
- setting clear timescales to inform planning
- incentivising quality maturity
- providing a full audit trail of risks and approvals
Solution Assurance maintain a Compliance Catalogue which identifies all vendors and products that have been awarded Milestone Achievement Certificates during the assurance process.
We enable the development of safe, secure and effective health and social care technology.
Our teams are divided into multi-disciplinary cells which represent a wide variety of test and assurance skills such as functional, non-functional, data processing and tooling development.
The Compliance Catalogue identifies all vendors and products that have been awarded Milestone Achievement Certificates.
If you have a question for Solution Assurance, get in touch and send us feedback using our Solution Assurance enquiry form.