NHS Connecting for Health
As part of the the Department of Health Informatics Directorate, NHS Connecting for Health was responsible for maintaining and developing the NHS national IT infrastructure.
The National Health Service (NHS) project, National Programme for IT (NPfIT), is the world’s largest civilian IT project. ASE worked for the NPfIT on behalf of the NHS since the programme’s inception. A fundamental concept within the programme is that of the “Shared Care Record”.
The security measures designed and placed around the share patient data are designed to ensure that both the integrity of the service and the confidentiality of patient information.
ASE performed a leading role in the design and implementation of security and confidentiality technologies across the NPfIT. ASE set up the initial design authority for the programme and ASE consultants were embedded as architecture and security consultants in all of the major constituent programmes of work. ASE also provided senior staff for then central information governance and security function.