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HSCIC brings national IT services in-house

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is changing the way two national IT services are provided.

The HSCIC has developed the Care Identity Service (CIS), which replaces a number of legacy identity and access management products.  In addition, it plans to transition the Secondary Uses Service (SUS) from BT, to be managed in-house by the HSCIC.

CIS will control NHS smartcard access for the Spine’s 800,000 services users. It will also replace BT’s current set of identity and access management products, used by Registration Authority (RA) staff to manage Spine access for smartcard users, with a single, unified system built on modern technology.

SUS is the single, comprehensive repository for healthcare data in England which enables a range of reporting and analyses to support the NHS in the delivery of healthcare services.