Internet First Policy and Guidance consultation

Closed 14 Jun 2019

Opened 20 May 2019


The Internet First Policy and Guidance supports the UK government strategic direction and the Internet First architecture principles.  The Secretary of State described these in his ‘vision for digital, data and technology vision for health and care’ in October 2018, for digital services to be accessible over the internet.  

The purpose of this guidance is to assist health and social care organisations, digital service suppliers and network providers to adopt the Internet First principles and to start planning to make digital services available over the public internet. 

Please complete this survey on behalf of your organisation.  We expect this survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete but will vary depending on the level of detail in  your response.

It is essential that you read the Internet First Policy and Guidance document prior to completing the survey.  A PDF version of the document can be found at the bottom of this page.

Why your views matter

We are consulting with health and care organisations to understand the potential impact the Internet First Policy and Guidance could have and to find out what further support is required. 


  • All Areas


  • GP Practice Managers
  • Clinicians
  • Commissioners
  • IT Specialists
  • Public Health Organisations
  • Informatics Specialists
  • NHS Business Partners
  • Commercial Third Parties
  • CIOs
  • Health IT System Suppliers
  • Heads of Information
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Acute Care
  • Community Care
  • Secondary Care
  • Ambulance Services


  • Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Interoperability
  • Networks