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SMS test environments

Descriptions and links for the NHS Digital SMS test environments. 

Opentest (Non-N3 / HSCN using VPN)

The Opentest system is a platform based on Spine 2 Core, to which healthcare applications developers can connect their systems. Unlike the formal “path-to-live” environments there are very few pre-conditions (you do not even have to have a working system yet). Environments based on the platform are hosted off the NHS “N3 ” network (or its successor – HSCN) therefore the Information Governance Statement of Conformance (IGSoC) is not required before use.


Path-to-Live formal development and integration environments (N3 / HSCN )

The formal path-to-live environments are hosted on N3/HSCN and as such the Information Governance Statement of Conformance (IGSoC) is required before use, as this is a predicate to connecting to N3/HSCN.

Learn more about the details on the environment.  

Further information

  1. internal

    Stage 1: Getting started quick start

    Enables a developer to become familiar with a typical journey that they will take to develop and deploy their solution in a live care setting.

Last edited: 3 July 2019 2:36 pm