NHS Digital has created a competitive market place of compliant suppliers
HSCN – Health & Social Care Network – is the data network for health and care organisations that replaced the N3 network in April this year. The migration to HSCN is planned to be completed by August 2020. It will support around 35,000 digital connections across England and Wales - more if it reaches its full potential - creating the largest public-sector network infrastructure in the UK.
The ultimate goal is to support better integration across health and social care organisations, but it also represents an important opportunity for health organisations to achieve significant cost savings on network spend.
In defining HSCN, NHS Digital has created a competitive market place of compliant suppliers.
AdEPT Telecom is the largest SME provider of network services to the public sector and has a strong customer base in public and private health organisations. As a Crown Commercial Services supplier, with the right to supply services under the CCS Network Services Framework RM1045, AdEPT is well-positioned to offer HSCN compliant network services to health and social care organisations.
“AdEPT was awarded approved supplier status on RM1045 in July 2015 for all 4 lots that it applied for and has since won several significant contracts across these” added Tim Scott, Group Head of Commercial. “We see this as a fantastic vehicle for public sector health to place requirements now”.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is a new data network for health and care organisations which has replaced N3. It provides the underlying network arrangements to help integrate and transform health and social care services by enabling them to access and share information more reliably, flexibly and efficiently.
Health and care providers will be able to obtain network connectivity from multiple suppliers in a competitive market place and in collaboration with other health and social care organisations.
About AdEPT Telecom plc
AdEPT Telecom plc is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of unified communications solutions. The Company provides a complete communications portfolio of WAN and business applications including data connectivity products, IP telephony, SIP, unified communications services, managed services, fixed line calls, line rental, IT services, mobile, Wi-Fi, IT and communications hardware, and equipment installation. AdEPT’s tailored services are used by thousands of customers across the UK and are brought together through the strategic relationships with tier-1 suppliers such as BT Openreach, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Avaya, Microsoft, Dell and Apple.
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