Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) programme will provide the replacement for the N3 network. It is currently working up options to establish a reliable, fast and safe mechanism for health and social care organisations to exchange information in the future.
We are challenging ourselves and our stakeholders to be bold and innovative in our aspirations. With this in mind, the current period of engagement is scheduled to continue into 2015, to ensure that we design and deliver a solution that our patients and service users deserve and which offers the taxpayer value for money.
The programme will use the knowledge and expertise built up by the former PSNH programme and N3 programmes to facilitate the continuing development of the replacement service (for example, detailed requirements which have been captured from network users).
The programme will also engage with policy stakeholders, suppliers and end-users throughout the business planning phase.
For further information about the programme, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Additional information will be published shortly. For any queries in the meantime, please contact HSCN@hscic.gov.uk.
The N3 service is currently within a transition arrangement to ensure the continuation of live services whilst a replacement service is developed. Existing funding arrangements have been approved until March 2015 and a further approval is being sought for provision into 2015-16.
For further information on the current N3 service, please visit the N3 website.