Providing connectivity to the health and social care network.

HSCN Network Connection Suppliers

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), replacement to the N3 network, provides a secure platform to access and exchange information reducing costs and complexity across the board.

Redcentric is a HSCN consumer network service provider (CN-SP), permitting us to connect both your IT infrastructure and your people securely onto the HSCN network.

Reduce the cost, time and knowledge burden required within your own organisation and be led through the entire HSCN on-boarding process by experts in the field, our dedicated HSCN Governance team. The team will manage the entire project, providing support and guidance throughout to ensure you meet your HSCN connectivity and security obligations. Risk and complexity will be removed with solution design in place and business gaps mitigated ensuring your organisations compliance, allowing you to focus on your own priorities.

We’re providing HSCN connectivity to 107 Avicenna pharmacy sites. As the second largest provider of HSCN connectivity in the UK, we have unrivalled experience in the healthcare sector.

HSCN secure remote access

Provide all users, whether NHS clinical staff or commercial third party employees, greater freedom to securely connect to HSCN network services, regardless of location via our HSCN secure remote access service (SRAS). Using advanced authentication and tunnel encryption, users can safely and quickly access key NHS systems and data including medical records, Electronic Prescriptions Service, digital imaging services and other clinical information from anywhere, offering better support for mobile working while delivering cost-efficiencies.

Our HSCN secure remote access uses a range of access solutions, incorporating two-factor authentication tokens based on hardware, software or a smart device.

HSCN Network Connection

Enjoy the agility, elasticity and economies of scale of public or private cloud as you seek to drive transformation, through a secure and accredited way to access the hyper-scale cloud resources of Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Redcentric’s VMWare based private cloud services.

Redcentric gives customers the ability to connect to public cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure privately via Microsoft ExpressRoute or Amazon Web Services privately via Direct Connect. We also offer a fully managed service wrap for your deployments, from initial design through to 24/7 support. Allowing your in-house teams to focus on ‘front end’ work that supports improvements in care quality, patient experience and clinical application development.

Enable more through your HSCN

Our experience in the healthcare sector enables us to not only connect our customers into the HSCN network but to deliver significant benefits, including:

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Increased resilience

Benefit from assured availability with network connectivity that is proactively managed and designed to keep you connected.

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Connecting every part of your organisation

Utilise network services that can connect all your facilities to the HSCN network, as well as provide access to public cloud services in UK datacentres that are already HSCN connected.

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Increased mobility

Provide secure access to the HSCN network to every person and device across your organisation, including HSCN secure remote access to support field-based workers and make it easy for them to reach patient information wherever they may be.

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Fully managed

Reduce your total cost of ownership through a fully managed service that takes care of your project from design, delivery and 24/7 UK-based support, and continually monitors and optimises your environment.

Why select Redcentric as a HSCN provider

Our experience in connecting to the health and social care network extends back to NHS.net, N2 and N3 and spans almost two decades. We intimately know the challenges of both health and social care providers and third party commercial providers to the healthcare sector; with experience of delivering the seamless, secure and reliable connectivity to applications and data that form the backbone for effective patient support.

Redcentric HSCN supplier attributes

Our connectivity solutions to the HSCN network provide a number of unique attributes:

  • Registered Health and Social Care Network – Consumer Network Service Provider (HSCN-CNSP)
  • CAS-T Certified Facilities / Networks and Operations
  • G-Cloud Assured Supplier
  • Access to Public and Private Cloud Services
  • Access to disaster recovery services & cloud backup facilities
  • Access wired & wireless LAN services
  • Wide Area Network provider

Don’t just stop with a HSCN connection

We supply a range of overlay services that allow your staff, employees patients and customers to connect securely with each other, their systems and healthcare data over HSCN.


Public cloud

HSCN connectivity for public cloud enables health and social care organisations and software providers to fully leverage the agility, elasticity, innovation, scalability and security inherent in public cloud environments.

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Unified communication and collaboration

Intuitive tools that enable you to meet, interact and share information from one place virtually.

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IT Security

Safeguard and protect your organisation, connect to systems and data securely. Quickly identifying, isolating, and remediating any threats.

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Consistent end user experience

Professional Services

Make the most of your IT investments and feel supported with trusted expertise from design, consultancy through to on-premises deployments.

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Redcentric healthcare solutions

Take a look at our guide on how healthcare organisations are overcoming challenges with technology. In it we focus on some of the specific solutions that the health and social care sector are using create an improved experience for patients and efficiencies for staff.

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Discuss your needs

To find out more how we can connect you to the HSCN and assist you in managing your IT services, simply complete the form and we will link you to one of our healthcare IT specialists.

We not only deliver you connectivity into HSCN but provide you with the IT expertise and full range of managed services to embrace digital enablement and be part of the transformation to the integrated care network.

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Given this was something new and very high profile we were a little anxious but from the outset the engagement has only been positive. Network migration is one of Redcentric’s core competencies, it’s what they do; add in its longstanding relationship with NHS Digital, the deep engagement with the whole HSCN programme and extensive sector knowledge, and we felt much more confident about the transition. The quality of service delivery showed that confidence was not misplaced.


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