Change Control Notice

00016_20170917 to 00025_20191127 HSCN Compliance CR Form

Change Reference:  – 0017 20191127

Title:  – All documents need references to ANM and CAS-T removing and new references for SecBo and the CAS-T equivalent.

Date: – 27th November 2019

Change to:- Change required to all public facing HSCN compliance documents

Dialogue – All documents are subject to two fairly significant updates. The most significant updates to key documents have been itemised throughout this change note. However, the rest of the public facing HSCN documents are subject to the same changes. The second of the two updates that is required is detailed below.

Secure Boundary: The ANM contract is approaching the end of its term. As such, the service is being replaced by Secure Boundary which is being supplied by Accenture. Having a central cyber security function is integral to HSCN and the wider NHS and Secure Boundary offers that with richer functionality. All CNSPs have had engagement from Accenture and the HSCN programme. Please note this change doesn’t include the connectivity guidance which will be distributed at a later date. This is simply updating the wording in the current documents to reference Secure Boundary.

This change covers all the wording updates that were required to remove ANM references and replaced with the new Secure Boundary solution. The scope of these changes cover all compliance documents available on the HSCN website.

 Change reason – To meet a regulatory requirement.

Change Level – Minor. 


  1. We have reviewed the content but I advise is unable to review fully as the documents refer out to other documents which have not been made available. Can you arrange please for all referenced documents to be made available  to undertake a full review?
  2. Our view is this change should be reclassified to “Major” due to the amount of work required to effect the changes. For example for 0017 20191127  our view is the move away from ANM to Secure Boundary as a Major change requiring time to impact the change and develop an implementation plan as well as, of course, the time to deploy. Whilst we has been provided with a draft Connection Guide, we can only evaluate the impact upon receipt of the final Guide.
  3. A commercial review of the proposed changes is required.


This change has NOT been accepted.

Remedial Action – 

  1. All referenced documentation to be provided.
  2. Further time is to be allowed (to be advised) for review following distribution of documentation.  

The following CN-SPs are consulted

  1. Convergence (Group Networks) Limited
  2. MLL Telecom Limited
  3. Redcentric Solutions Limited
  4. AdEPT Telecom PLC
  5. British Telecommunications PLC
  6. Piksel Limited (Carelink)
  7. Daisy Communications Limited
  8. Exponential-e Limited
  9. IT Professional Services Limited
  10. KCOM Group Public Limited Company
  11. CenturyLink Communications UK Limited
  12. Node 4 Limited
  13. NYNET Limited
  14. OCSL Managed Services Limited
  15. Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited
  16. The Networking People (Northwest Ltd)
  17. Virgin Media Business Limited
  18. Limited
  19. Gamma Telecom
  20. GTT
  21. High Speed Office
  22. Intercity Technology Ltd
  23. IQVIA Solutions UK Ltd
  24. Logicalis
  25. Telefonica UK Limited
  26. Vodafone
  27. CANCOM UK Managed Services