Connecting Health and Social Care


At the end of July 2020, the Liverpool 5G Consortium was awarded £4.3m by DCMS to support health and social care technologies as part of our £7.2m project: Liverpool 5G Create: Connecting Health and Social Care.

This work built on the previous 5G Health and Social Care Testbed in Kensington, increasing the area covered, upgrading the network technology and trialling new use cases in health and social care.

The project started in September 2020, and ran until March 2022.

The consortium was led by the University of Liverpool with partners Liverpool City Council, Blu Wireless Technology Ltd, Broadway Partners Ltd, Liverpool John Moores University, CGA Simulation Ltd, Docobo Ltd, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust. The project was managed and supported by the eHealth Cluster Ltd with further services supplied by Telet Research (NI) Ltd, AIMES Management Services Ltd and Real Wireless Ltd.



Click to read the full details of the project, its activities, technical details, benefits, impact and outcomes


The project aimed to reduce digital poverty for vulnerable people in need, providing safe, free and accessible connectivity to services including health, social care and education:


Over 18 months we: