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NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) is part of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate.

Our role is to maintain and develop the NHS national IT infrastructure.

NHS staff, the media and patients can use this site to learn about our work and its benefits.

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NHSmail/NHSmail 2

The NHSmail 2 project is looking at options for when the current NHSmail contract ceases. NHSmail is the national email and directory service available to NHS staff in England and Scotland.


The PSNH project will, on behalf of the NHS, develop options for what happens when the current N3 contract for high-speed broadband networking comes to an end.

Summary Care Records (SCR)

SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients, in an emergency or out-of-hours, with faster access to key clinical information.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

EPS makes the prescribing and dispensing process safer and more convenient for patients and staff.

New & upgraded sections

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PACS 'new world' map

Trusts' choices as new PACS & RIS suppliers.

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NHS Interoperability Toolkit

Now with Twitter feed & social media options.

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Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS)

Section upgraded, including improved FAQs.

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NHS Pathways

New look and Twitter account launched.

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QIPP Digital Technology

Using digital technology to help deliver QIPP priorities.

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This service is closing down. Find out more.

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Summary Care Record: patients' website

New SCR patients' website now launched.

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SCR Deployment Map

Colour-coded GP practice locations and SCR status.