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New National Network. The NHS national broadband network linking hospitals, medical centres and GPs in England and Scotland, which replaced NHSnet. It is one of the largest Virtual Private Networks in Europe. N3 underpins the NHS National Programme for IT, the world's largest civilian IT programme.

N3’s national applications
Choose and Book
Electronic booking service, which offers patients greater choice of the date and time of their appointment.

Electronic Prescribing
Prescribing and dispensing has become safer, easier and more convenient for patients.

Picture Archiving & Communications Systems
Capture, store, display and distribute digital medical images, enabling faster, more accurate diagnosis.

NHS Care Records Service
Individual electronic NHS Care Record for every patient in England.
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