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.
2. Existing UK 5G initiatives and how to engage
This session will present existing UK 5G initiatives, how to engage with them and what future opportunities they offer. The format of the morning will be as follows:
10:30 Welcome and session introduction - Bill Hicks, Head of Infrastructure Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
10:40 Summary of 1st session - Adrian Smith, Health & Social Care Solutions Lead, WM5G
10:50 Breakout rooms kick off (see below)
11:30 Feedback from breakout room discussions
11:55 Summary of the event - Adrian Smith, Health & Social Care Solutions Lead, WM5G
12:00 Session ends
Breakout session leaders and topics:
|1||5G - delivering great care closer to home||Adrian Smith, Health & Social Care Solutions Lead, WM5G|
|2||Successful adoption of 5G technology in Social Care Services||
Rosemary Kay, Project Director, Liverpool 5G Testbed at eHealth Cluster Ltd
Ann Williams, Commissioning Manager of Adult Social Care Services, Liverpool City Council
|3||Bowel cancer screening||John Vesey, Business Manager - Health and Wellbeing, Satellite Applications Catapult|
|4||Bringing in innovative SMEs||Prof Karen Pollitt-Cham, Non Executive Director and Trustee, HM Government|
|5||European project SHAPES (using 5G to collect data from elderly patients in their homes)||Prof Michael Scott, Director of the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre|
|6||Privacy preservation||Prof Muhammad Imran, Professor of Communications Systems, Dean University of Glasgow UESTC|
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.