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Logicalis UK, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced it has achieved Stage 1 CN-SP compliance on the government’s new Health and Social Care Network.
The certification comes after meeting stringent criteria to establish Logicalis UK’s services as fit for purpose, value for money and interoperable for use in health and social care. The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) aims to provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.
Bob Swallow, MD of Logicalis UK, said,
“Accomplishing this level of compliance is a great recognition of our hard work. Becoming an official HSCN supplier will help to drive forward our own development and further strengthen our commitment to the healthcare sector, in which Logicalis already has a long track-record of success.”
By achieving Stage 1 CN-SP compliance, Logicalis UK now has the opportunity to provide HSCN connectivity and overlay services. It is already embarking on the process of achieving Stage 2 certification, meaning it will then be able to physically connect and deliver live network services for HSCN customers by early summer this year.
Bob Swallow added, “Gaining Stage 1 compliance demonstrates a clear level of trust in our quality of service, but it’s just the beginning. Logicalis UK is committed to the HSCN programme long term. We look forward to supporting our customers in taking full advantage of what HSCN has to offer, with the end goal of allowing them to transform the services they provide by enabling them to have reliable access to vital systems and information.”
Through the HSCN, customers have the option of three routes to market for their procurement process, including the existing and established Network Services framework (known as RM1045), on which Logicalis UK is represented on 8 of the 10 lots. HSCN went live in 2017 and replaces the outgoing N3 network, which has been in operation for 13 years.