Nelson-based Daisy Group has become the latest connectivity provider to be granted a compliance kite mark by the new Health & Social Care Network (HSCN).
The UK’s largest independent provider of business communications, IT and cloud services will now partner with NHS trusts, care commissioning groups, GP surgeries and a wide range of other health sector organisations to ensure 24/7 robust and secure network connectivity.
Daisy Group – which provides digital technology to hundreds of household-name businesses across the UK – is already a major supplier of products and services to the healthcare sector.
Its HSCN compliance enables it to operate in a newly-established competitive market for network connectivity, regulated by NHS Digital and subject to strict and common standards.
It will help health and social care organisations integrate and transform through accessing and sharing information more reliably, flexibly and efficiently.
Daisy Group has invested heavily in achieving compliance status and is committed to providing the market with a compelling offer that combines cost-effectiveness with obsessive dedication to service delivery.
Daisy Group Head of Frameworks Lynne Magennis said: “I am delighted that we have been granted HSCN compliance status. It is an acknowledgement of Daisy’s commitment to the health and social care sector and is a reflection of the hard work and investment that has gone in over the past 12 months.
“Genuine competition within the healthcare connectivity market will drive up standards of reliability, security and service – all areas in which Daisy scores very highly. It is always our aim to be our customers’ favourite supplier, and that is absolutely the case when it comes to the health and social care sector. We are already the valued and trusted digital partner of many in the sector, from giant NHS trusts to small private care providers. It is now our intention to consolidate and expand upon that position.”
Under the operating terms of the new HSCN, health and care providers will be able to obtain network connectivity from multiple suppliers in a competitive marketplace and in collaboration with other health and social care organisations.
Once suppliers have demonstrated adherence to the HSCN standards, they are permitted to sell HSCN connectivity as an HSCN compliant supplier.
Constant supplier compliance monitoring will be carried out to ensure the integrity of the HSCN environment is retained.