Secure, rapid HSCN Connectivity

Health Connect is a portfolio of managed services that helps you to achieve fast, easy connectivity to the The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) from a physical site, a cloud environment or your remote user base.

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What we do

What is HSCN?

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is a secure data network built for the healthcare sector. It allows healthcare professionals to securely access and share essential services and information. The HSCN fosters collaboration among healthcare organisations, enhances patient care, and ensures adherence to strict data protection regulations.

How we help with HSCN Connectivity

Health Connect will help get you connected securely to The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), which gives healthcare workers more time, control, and clarity to help those in need.

Cloud Gateway is proud to be an accredited CN-SP supplier. Whether you need a simple HSCN connection to a secure NHS network or a more advanced connectivity platform, our flexible, scalable HSCN services work to your specific requirements.

Express HSCN solutions

Whether it's a cloud, site or remote user base, we’ll help you securely route your traffic to the HSCN, with low starting bandwidths and rapid deployment.

Tailored SASE platform 

Our PRISM platform brings together the HSCN, multiple site(s), clouds, and data centres, with sophisticated security to protect all your traffic.

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HSCN connection, made simple

How to connect to the HSCN.

We’ll help get you HSCN access, without the headaches. In order for Cloud Gateway to connect you, you’ll need to sign up to the terms of the HSCN Connection Agreement.

1. Sign the HSCN Connection agreement

If you think you’ve signed the HSCN Connection Agreement (which replaced the NHS N3 network in 2018), search either using your organisation name or ODS code. If you don't know it, find it here.

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2. Request an invitation if you haven’t received anything

If you haven't yet received an invitation to complete your Connection Agreement, contact to request access to their online portal.

3. Submit your agreement to NHS Digital

Once you have access to the NHS Digital online portal, sign your Connection Agreement and submit it to NHS Digital.

4. We’ll double check your HSCN Agreement

As a trusted HSCN network provider, Cloud Gateway will validate that you've signed up to the terms of the HSCN Connection Agreement before connecting your environments to HSCN.


Solving your HSCN connection challenges.

Fast access to the HSCN Network

Connections to the HSCN can be established in minutes, not months. Other telco providers may take weeks to deploy a connection.

Secure HSCN connectivity

All connections are encrypted and totally secure. Security policy is applied consistently from one place, and managed by us. For internet based connections, your HSCN VPN is encrypted.

Affordable HSCN connections

Connections are affordable, with prices starting at less than £100 per month for 5 Remote Access users. Speak to us for a personalised quote!

Flexible HSCN connections

Other providers force you to over-provision up front, because they can't scale at speed. Increase users and bandwidth instantly, without needing a new contract.

HSCN connectivity experts

We're one of only 20 accredited CN-SPs able to provide HSCN connections. Alternative providers are large telco providers who don't value service or speed like we do.

Why choose Cloud Gateway as your HSCN provider?

Unlike other providers, we appreciate the need for rapid transformation. We can connect you to the HSCN quickly and securely, allowing you to focus on what matters most, delivering healthcare innovation and improved patient care.

Our contracts are flexible, enabling you to add services and security features whenever the time is right. We don't believe in over-provisioning up front.

We were ready to launch – however, other potential HSCN connectivity solutions were proving to be a huge blocker. And then within a matter of days, or even hours, we had it - thanks to the Cloud Gateway team. We were very impressed by the speed, quality and customer service we received.

Tom Keble / CTO at X-Lab

Answering your FAQs about Health Connect

HSCN Stands for Health and Social Care Network - it's a secure data network built for the healthcare sector. It allows health professionals to securely access and share essential services and information.

A HSCN connection is the link that allows you to reach the Health & Social Care Network. Your organisation may need to connect sites, users, data centres or cloud environments - or a combination of these!

The N3 was a network used by the NHS to connect locations and employees together using broadband. Its design was to facilitate data sharing across the NHS, including patient records. The HSCN replaced N3 in 2015, read more here.

Get started with HSCN connectivity.

With scalable bandwidth and additional security options, no long lead times or installation charges, HSCN connectivity puts the power of choice and flexibility back in your hands.

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