What is N3 and why a presence on it for ABCD?
N3 is the national broadband network for the National Health Service (NHS), connecting all NHS locations, in particular linking acute hospitals and GP surgeries. The important thing from ABCD’s point of view is that it is the official secure place for storing patient data of NHS patients and therefore the most appropriate and secure place for holding our nationwide audit data in the future. Centres joining the national audit effort will be able to access their own patient data on their local NHS computers as they do with their other local clinical systems. They will be able to access and audit their own local data in order to learn from the local experience.
More information about ABCD on n3 can be found through the following link: http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/n3/n3.htm