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
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.
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.