The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is the new UK data network for public sector health and care organisations, replacing N3. Its purpose is to facilitate collaboration between healthcare providers without exposing users to the wider risks of the Internet.

In addition to NHS trusts, independent third party healthcare providers wishing to deliver, facilitate or support health and social care in England should be using HSCN for the transfer of patient data. If your third party healthcare provider is not on HSCN you should be asking “why not?”

ECG On-Demand’s ECG On-Demand service is connected to HSCN. This NHS Digital case study outlines some of the advantages to both the company and its customers.