Seven sites have been selected to run trials of digital initiatives designed to address healthcare challenges in the NHS.
Digital Patient 2
A Liverpool-based innovation centre has been awarded a £3.5 million grant to explore the opportunities afforded by 5G technology in health and social care.
The second wave of the initiative will identify and fund organisations using new technology to address the complex issues facing the NHS and its patients.
Jon Hoeksma, the chief executive and editor of Digital Health, asks what will happen to the NHS providers frozen out of the digital ‘ivy league’ and puts forward some ideas for alternative exemplar programmes.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is leading a test-bed to trial the use of the Internet of Things in dementia care. Reporter Laura Stevens went to Guildford to see some of its ideas in action.
A project is underway in Sheffield to use technologies to support patients with multiple long-term health conditions to care for themselves more effectively.
Innovative technologies to support older people with long-term conditions or dementia are to be piloted in East London.