IT service providers can use part of UKCloud`s HSCN connection from outside england as long as they meet the criteria set out in the NHS Digital: digital.nhs.uk/services/health-and-social-care-network/hscn-technical-guidance/hscn-private-it-service-provider-connecting-from-outside-of-englands-borders-policy guidelines. You must sign the terms of the HSCN Connection Agreement before you have access to the HSCN: digital.nhs.uk/services/health-and-social-care-network/new-to-hscn/connecting-to-hscn You have unlimited access to the HSCN, but you may not be able to access the services offered at HSCN until you have entered into an agreement with the provider of those services. Links with NHSnet have been strictly controlled by the NHS Information Authority, which has established the necessary security and permitted data protocols under its Code of Connect agreements. Similarly, it controlled access to or from the Internet, including email, through managed gateways. As soon as you agree with the terms of the HSCN Connection Agreement, either by signing your own agreement or by signing the UKCloud Terms, we will connect you to our aggregated HSCN connection. Please read the “How to Buy” tab below for detailed instructions on how to determine which suppliers are participating in this agreement. The HSCN Connection Agreement Search tool is available in crm.digital.nhs.uk/hscnconnectionagreementsearch/. Figure 2 below shows a scenario in which an organization has chosen to comply with clause 188.8.131.52. In this scenario, there is an agreement between the HSCN authority and Org 1 and Org 2. If you choose 184.108.40.206, organizations that use your connection will not have to sign a connection agreement.
However, you must enter into a legally binding agreement with your organization, which the HSCN authority can review at any time. Pharmacists may enter into a contractual agreement with an approved network provider in order to acquire an indirect connection independently of the pharmacy system. If you think you have signed the liaison agreement, go to crm.digital.nhs.uk/hscnconnectionagreementsearch/ and search either with your organization name or with the ODS code The “local” agreement between organization 1 and organization 2 means that organization 2 does not have to enter directly into an agreement with the HSCN authority, that is. By signing the HSCN link agreement. The risks and liabilities associated with this option are held by Org 1. If Org 2 wants to get its own HSCN connection in the future, it must sign a link agreement with HSCN. The “local” agreement between organizations 1 and 2 is not sufficient for the CNSP chosen by Org 2, which is required to ensure that its customers have signed a connection agreement before providing a live service. This agreement provides access to the HSCN for health, social and related organizations.
The HSCN is a data network that enables health and social services to access and exchange information reliably, flexibly and efficiently. . . .