As the NHS Digital compliance process describes, if a supplier does not already have a conformant product (SMS Client), technical conformance approval must be obtained by providing technical information and test evidence. If the client is to be deployed, the End User must also approve and accept the developed client.
The completion of the technical conformance approval process requires the Supplier to provide evidence of the developed SMS client in line with the web service interface requirements, generic interoperability (ITK) requirements and the specific SMS client requirements.
Full technical conformance approval is achieved by completing the assurance steps, resulting in the SMS Client being awarded a status of ‘technically conformant’ and an ITK conformance certificate being issued:
- functional testing
- Supplier Conformance Assessment List (completed by supplier and reviewed by NHS Digital)
- ITK Certification requirements (including completion of the supplier certified requirements spreadsheet by the supplier).