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Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Access Services (RM3825)


What is HSCN?

The Health & Social Care Network is the new data network for health and care organisations, replacing N3 and providing connectivity for the NHS and wider health and social care providers.

All NHS organisations are required to procure HSCN connectivity. For further details please see the HSCN website


CCS agreement

HSCN and CCS are collaborating to establish a new national agreement, HSCN Access Services (RM3825), which will be dedicated to making HSCN connectivity readily available from all HSCN compliant suppliers.

This agreement will be for use by, or on behalf of, UK public sector bodies who have a need for the provision of data access services, to facilitate connectivity to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and additional telecommunication and network services, to be determined.

Non public sector entities may also use the agreement in order to (i) satisfy contractual obligations to one or more public sector bodies, all of which are entitled to use the Framework Agreement on their own account; (ii) carry out any function of a public nature.

This procurement process will involve engagement with both suppliers and customers in conjunction with NHS Digital, to shape the agreement. Please check this page for updates on engagement event dates and procurement dates.

To register your interest or if you have any questions and would like to speak to a member of the team, please email: nsprojects[at][dot]uk


Supplier Engagement Events

Session 1 - 1st June 2017, Pall Mall - See Session 1 CCS Presentation here
Session 2 - 12th June 2017, Great Portland St  - See Session 2 CCS Presentation here

Session 3 - 25th July 2017 - See Session 3 CCS Presentation here

Supplier Webinars (please note each webinar follows the face to face event above, presenting the same CCS content for those unable to attend) 

Session 1 webinar - 5th June 2017 10.30am-12pm
Session 2 webinar - 14th June 2017 2.30pm-4pm
Session 3 webinar - 11th August 2017 10am-11am

Please register for a webinar by emailing nsprojects[at][dot]uk stating your contact information and which webinar you would like to attend, and the joining details will be sent to you when available


Procurement timescales

Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU

View Prior Information Notice

Contract Notice (CN) in OJEU

September 2017

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