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.

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

This work builds 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 5G technology will be used to support a medical grade device to manage and monitor health conditions remotely, an app that teaches anxiety reduction techniques, a remote GP triaging service, wound care and management and sensor technology.

The project will run until March 2022.

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