N3 Services

Redcentric is an accredited N3 service provider with over a decade's experience of delivering NHS network services. We currently provide over 10,000 N3 connections businesses including general practitioners, dentists and NHS Application Service Suppliers, such as software providers.

The N3 Network is an Internet Protocol (IP) network which provides the entire NHS with fast, high availability broadband networking services.


Getting connected to the N3 network

Webcast covering the restrictions of connecting to the N3 network and how Redcentric can help organisations through the connection process as a commercial aggregator. This webcast is ideal for businesses looking to connect to the N3 network.

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Redcentric offer a range of N3 services including:


A secure and reliable high-bandwidth N3 connection that allows organisations to improve the way they conduct business with the NHS. These N3 services include fast transmission of digital images such as X-rays or scans, electronic booking, electronic patient records, and Electronic Transcription Prescription (ETP).


N3 remote access allow healthcare professionals to access N3 network services through a secure encrypted tunnel providing access to services, information and applications. Our N3 remote access uses a two factor authentication; a login / password and a randomly-generated, time-sensitive password.


Redcentric offers secure hosting within its own N3 accredited UK data centres, providing access to applications and data over the NHS N3 network. Our resilient N3-connected hosting environments utilises dedicated fibre links into our data centres providing the high level of availability required for your needs.


Redcentric has been granted aggregator status by NHS Digital, allowing us to assess and approve applications to connect to N3 from third party organisations. By on-boarding onto the N3 network with Redcentric we can dramatically reduce the cost and time it takes to connect. Our experts are on hand to work closely with your organisation and help during the complex process.


Redcentric offers secure N3 connectivity for organisations wanting to use Public Cloud resources on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform over the N3 network, ensuring N3 compliance when using Public Cloud resources.



Cegedim Rx supplies over 6,000 pharmacies with healthcare software solutions and computer services and was looking for a network provider who could supply a high quality and reliable N3 connectivity service. Redcentric was able to fulfil their requirements including managed ADSL N3 connections, access to the HNS Spine Services via N3 and managed backup.

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East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS) provide urgent primary care during out of GP hours to the East Lancashire area operating out of seven treatment centres. Redcentric were able to help to provide greater control over their IT services and an IP telephony service that allow ELMS to refine their services to increase patient quality of service.

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The Practice is a community-based healthcare service that delivers clinical services to GPs across 60 nationwide surgeries and walk-in centres. The Practice were looking for a technology that had a proven track record in the healthcare sector with N3 services, provide voice and data services as well as a scalable solution that would scale with their growth.

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