NHS England is supporting the trials to ensure health and care organisations make the most out of current and emerging wireless technology to deliver digital healthcare services.

Funding applications for proposals that aim to improve connectivity in the health and care setting or maximise efficiency of existing digital infrastructure are open via the Connectivity Hub.

This new Wireless Trials programme will provide NHS organisations with the capability it needs to deliver its challenging digital ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Successful trial applicants will benefit from funding for their project, advice and guidance from NHS England, and the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded organisations on Wi-Fi improvement projects powered by innovation.

NHS England will also capture best practice from successful trialists and share this across the wider NHS to enable scaled learning.

Earlier trials include University College London Hospitals’ real-time remote diagnosis service for vulnerable populations and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s implementation of 5G connectivity, enabling digital innovations such as patient record updates through handheld devices.

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