Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

What is HSCN?

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is a new data network for health and care organisations.

HSCN will provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and social care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.

By reducing complexity, standardising networks, enabling service sharing and extending the parameters of collaborative working, it will save money, enable information to be reliably shared and help health and social care staff work together in more effective and efficient ways.

Public Services Network

PSN is the trusted, shared infrastructure that connects increasing numbers of organisations delivering public services to each other and to cloud based and hosted services they can use or share. Developed in 2011, after the Cabinet Office asked Industry to design an inclusive eco-system, the PSN was based on common Enterprise standards including performance and service, it’s made up of inter-connected commercial networks from many competing suppliers, so ensuring best value.


Innopsis offer support to the Crown Commercial Service, Public Sector Procurement and Suppliers to enable a single view. without bias, to ensure that Framework design and procurements can offer the best solutions from the widest number of suppliers at the best prices by reducing complexity, minimising commercial constraints and adhering to Industry standards. Thereby, ensuring that no potential supplier is disadvantaged.

Future Networks for Government

PSN, or the Public Services Network was conceived in 2005, the year that YouTube and Google Maps were launched, since then there have been many innovations – iPhone, iPad, Cloud, SD_WAN and many more.

Innopsis has been pushing to change the way PSN works, helping to define HSCN and now looking for the best ways that Government and the Public Sector can achieve their requirements of cohesive working via a multitude of devices safely and with trust.


SME Agenda


The government wants to buy from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) every time they are the best value for money. The Government has changed the way they buy goods and services to help more SMEs to bid for our contracts.

The Conservative manifesto has committed that £1 in every £3 of Public Sector spend will be with an SME by 2022.

How are they doing it?