Understanding the NHS Supplier Conformance Assessment List (SCAL)
A duty to protect the public, sensitive patient data, technical safety concerns, and being able to guarantee digital products are fit for purpose – these are just some of the reasons why technology in healthcare is so closely monitored and regulated.
Without these regulations in place, healthcare organisations run the risk of putting patients and their health in danger.
To ensure all new digital health technology meets stringent regulations required by law, and technology suppliers meet NHS standards, the NHS introduced the Supplier Conformance Assessment List (SCAL) as a required process for many NHS Digital APIs.
The SCAL is a technical document designed to streamline the supplier procurement process, ensuring all existing and new technology applications meet standards around information government, clinical safety, functional testing and SMSP-PDS requirements.
As a reputable technical partner to various organisations within the NHS network, we’re able to provide technical guidance and support on everything, from the initial onboarding process right through to ongoing maintenance and support to ensure your solution remains compliant throughout its lifetime.
Here’s how it works…