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Stage 5: agreements

Guidance provided on the portal is not a substitute for reading and understanding the connection agreement, end user organisation policy and the documents referred to in each of the connection agreement and/or end user organisation policy and which are set out on this portal.

The terms and conditions of use of the SMSP-PDS Service are fully described in the Connection Agreement (supplier) and the End User Organisation Terms (end user organisation) and summarised below.

The connection agreement expressly reserves the possibility for supplemental terms and conditions to be added for each service in the form of special Terms. The Special Terms for your services are listed below.

Connection agreement

On confirmation of the End User Organisation approval, the Connection Agreement will be issued to the Supplier. This must be signed and returned to NHS Digital to allow Deployment to occur.

The attached supplier checklist is to assist the Supplier throughout the process in understanding their responsibilities. The checklist can be used when completing the Target Operating Model and when submitting/applying for any of the approvals.

End user organisation policy

On confirmation of the End User Organisation approval, the End User Organisation Policy and Cover letter will be issued to the End User Organisation. The End User Organisation must sign and return these to the Supplier, for submission to NHS Digital, to allow Deployment to occur.

Signature of the End User Organisation Policy provides confirmation that the organisation has assured itself and accepts its obligations and responsibilities as set out in the End User Organisation Policy. Signature of the End User Organisation Policy must be by someone with authorisation to accept the organisation’s responsibilities as set out in the End User Organisation Policy and, having entered into contract with the Supplier, approves use of the Service.

The End User Organisation also accepts that the TOM has been provided to assist the organisation in assuring the Service and there may be additional implications and risks to consider prior to acceptance.

The End User checklist is to assist the End User Organisation in understanding their responsibilities.

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Last edited: 19 July 2019 12:47 pm