Next generation connectivity for the NHS

The vision for the future of the NHS, as set out by the Department of Health, is clearly one that is committed to patient-centric care delivered through flexible, engaging and integrated services. 

Technology, in particular healthcare network connectivity, is one area that will be undergoing significant transformation to achieve this long term vision, as well as helping to drive efficiency and reduce waste. 

With the termination of the current single-supplier network contract, N3 (NHS National Network), it is time to consider the need for reform, exploring how new solutions to network connectivity will impact health and social care services and how these changes should be prepared for. 

The proposed new Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), aims to deliver greater integration between healthcare services and reduce the reliance on central infrastructure.

Tailored connectivity services

In the increasingly connected world of health and social care, we provide the network solutions needed for the secure collaboration and sharing of information with carers, patients and citizens across the NHS and other care organisations. 

As a recognised leader in the development of the PSN and an active member of the PSN GB, Updata delivers scalable networking solutions that address the connectivity challenges faced by the NHS in transitioning from N3 to HSCN.


We utilise a range of network services, delivering directly or through a range of partners to ensure we provide the NHS with the widest choice of resilience, bandwidth and technology.  We are cost-conscious and competitive, sourcing network bandwidth and infrastructure to meet the requirements of the HSCN.

Customer orientated

Updata integrated networks increase employee productivity, by improving operational efficiency through greater use of wireless connectivity throughout hospitals and clinics.

Flexible and agile

Our portfolio of Managed WAN, LAN and wireless solutions are just some of the connectivity services we can provide to strengthen the new HSCN. 

As part of Capita plc, we have the capabilities of an enterprise company combined with the agility, responsiveness and personal service of an SME, working in partnership with NHS organisations to create a modern, connected health service.