2019 Report details for project: Health and Social Care Network

Project name: Health and Social Care Network - there are 6 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DHSC (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The HSCN is a key transitional stage in achieving the vision of making digital health and social care services ubiquitously available over the internet.   In providing both public and private connectivity over one connection it will: i) support organisations and services move to internet and cloud based architectures while also ii) providing highly performant access to the critical digital services upon which health and care relies that are not currently available on the internet and iii) help organisations protect themselves against network related cybersecurity threats.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Amber/Red delivery confidence rating reflects the significant challenge in completing the HSCN migration and decommissioning the legacy infrastructure migration on time. The HSCN programme team have developed an action plan to address all recommendations from the most recent IPA review and continue to work with all consumers and suppliers involved to maximise the pace of migration.
Start date: 2012-03-29
End date: 2021-03-31
Schedule text: The HSCN programme has created a competitive market for network connectivity in health and care with average like for like savings of more than 60% against legacy connectivity. The migration of circa 14,000 services to HSCN by August 2020 is now underway.
Baseline: £83.71m
Forecast: £86.44m
Variance: 3.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £392.76m
WLCost text: The programme remains on track to deliver in line with the whole life costs forecast in the HSCN Full Business Case addendum which was approved on 7 July 2017. The reported baseline in this transparency return has been reduced by £306.7m compared with previous years returns as this years’ return is for central spend only and excludes local spend. Local spend has been removed from the baseline as the department does not have visibility of these costs so is unable to accurately report on them.
Notes1: Health & Social Care Network
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