Redcentric completes supply of HSCN Peering Alternate

Managed service supplier Redcentric plc has introduced the profitable supply of the brand new NHS Peering Alternate Service, which permits service suppliers and healthcare professionals entry to a wide range of healthcare programs and information.

The Peering Alternate Service kinds a key provide chain element inside its IT infrastructure. It does this by supporting an unbiased community connection between the Well being and Social Care Community (HSCN), opening up entry for professionals.

Cem Ahmet, COO at Redcentric, mentioned: “It is a vital piece of nationwide infrastructure, and we worth the belief positioned in us to ship it, so it’s with nice pleasure that we will now announce that it’s been efficiently accomplished.

“We get pleasure from a detailed working relationship with the crew at NHS Digital and the supply of this challenge demonstrates that we’re a trusted accomplice and a ‘secure pair of arms’ with the expertise, data and folks to securely ship tasks just like the Peering Alternate for the NHS.”

A bunch of 20 telecommunications organisations, referred to as HSCN Shopper Community Service Suppliers (CNSPs), present safe entry to HSCN. This permits NHS clients who’re utilizing completely different HSCN suppliers to speak.

Redcentric was initially awarded the Peer Alternate Service contract in 2017 and in 2021 was profitable in bidding for the supply of the substitute service, when the primary contract ended.

It took 12 months for the challenge to be constructed, together with the implementation of a brand new platform which ensured the seamless migration of all 20 CNSPs.

Patrick Clark, director of infrastructure at NHS Digital, mentioned: “I’m delighted to verify the profitable implementation of the substitute HSCN Peering Alternate Service, which has occurred with out impacting service to HSCN customers.”