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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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The new national network is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2015.
The system has been designed in the wake of impending closure of nine UK coastguard stations and will see the creation of a new national network as well as a central National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC).
A NEW national network of Irish language groups has spread beyond home soil to England and France, organisers revealed yesterday.
Re-regulationRecent business cases suggest that if operators were willing to invest heavily in new national network infrastructures, it would take them a decade to achieve their objectives while remaining financially viable.
AS PART OF AN ONGOING MARKETING STRATEGY to engage business owners and benefits decision-makers, Aflac's 2009 business-to-business initiative includes a focus on the construction and education industries, starting with the release of a pair of new national network TV ads aimed at employers within the two sectors.
The regional centre will eventually become part of a new national network.
Scotland and launched Xfm in Manchester, creating a new national network of
According to the company, the broadband deployment is part of the NHS' (National Health Service) New National Network, known as N3.
John Johnson refers to the new National Network as "a vision for transformation of a core American industry", working through a multi-craft curriculum for full-time technical college students, in addition to recognized continuing education for incumbent workers.
The answer is to join up hospital and nursing home provision, create a new national network of convalescent homes if necessary - and get this problem sorted.
Three new Mercedes-Benz Experience Centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester will support the new national network, featuring main dealers, satellites, service stations, and high street retail outlets.
McConnell also promised additional cash to tackle the scourge of drugs and a new national network of programmes for young offenders.