Background

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

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

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

The consortium is 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 is 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.

Aims

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

We want to:

What we’re doing

We are:

And building a network that addresses needs:

Trials

We are trialing a range of health devices and applications:

We are also running a 5G WAN Pilot for NHS Sites – providing 5G connectivity to NHS sites for public access and clinical use. This reduces costs of a fibre-delivered WAN network and provides low latency, high bandwidth, secure WAN network for ongoing increase in digital clinical services.