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


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

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


Our first supplier engagement event in conjunction with NHS Digital will be held on 1st June 2017 at the Institute of Directors in London. The event registration is taking place on Eventbrite, please register for this event here

There will be further dates in June for supplier engagement, and each event will be followed by a CCS led webinar including the same CCS content as the supplier events. Dates and registration information will follow shortly.


Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU

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Contract Notice (CN) in OJEU

Estimated July/August 2017

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