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5G in Digital Healthcare - Session ONE

    Venue: Online
    Cost: This is a free event.

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Starts 2 Dec 10:30

Ends 2 Dec 12:00

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The role of 5G in Digital Healthcare and how to engage in the latest UK 5G initiatives

In five years, the worldwide digital health market will hit £384bn – almost equivalent to the entire global smartphone market. And as the Coronavirus pandemic has illustrated, the need to deal with health issues remotely has never been more important than it is today. 

The NHS’s Long Term Plan is almost entirely underpinned on the rise and adoption of digital services with the use of tele-health tripling by 2025, fuelled largely by 5G. Such services, like the NHS’ GP at Hand, offer video appointments over the phone. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and BT have demonstrated scenarios where 5G technology could provide solutions for the healthcare sector and projects, such as the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care’s digital pharmacy partner, PAMAN, allow pharmacists to observe patients taking their medications remotely via video/audio link. The NHS have announced a new, 5G-powered Covid-19 testing unit, which will be trailed in six Scottish care homes during a three-month trial, before potentially being deployed across the whole country.

This two-session online event will explore the features of 5G that provide a new route to transforming healthcare – why is 5G different from its predecessors? We then consider how 5G is already transforming a range of care pathways and what the benefits, challenges and opportunities are in the immediate and medium-term future. If your organisation wants to take part in this exciting, growth market then this is for you – healthcare opportunities won’t be going away, they will only continue to grow.


Session ONE of TWO, the second session being on the 9th December starting at the same time.

SESSION 1: What is 5G and its role in the health sector and panel session

This session will explore 5G and its role in the health sector, followed by a panel session with experts.  The format of the morning will be as follows:

10:30   Welcome and introduction

10:35   Presentation: What is 5G and its role in the health sector - Adrian Smith

10:45   Discussion panel

Expert Discussion Panel Members:

  • Adrian Smith, Health & Social Care Solutions Lead, WM5G
  • Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Analytics Ltd
  • Prof Karen Pollitt-Cham, Non-Executive Director & Trustee, HM Government 
  • Prof Muhammad Ali Imran, Professor of Communications Systems, Dean University of Glasgow UESTC
  • Peter Curnow-Ford, Partner and Founder, Viatec Associates

11:15   Q&A

11:25   Summary

11:30   Session Ends


This event is for anyone interested in finding out more about what 5G means and what its role will be in the rapidly advancing digital health sector, whether from the public sector, SMEs or larger organisations. 

It is a unique opportunity to hear from experts already working on advanced 5G programmes in the UK and to find out how you can engage, whether to increase commercial opportunities for your organisation or to understand better the immense social and health benefits that could be provided by 5G digital services.

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