The Covid-19 pandemic created a potential crisis for the NHS during the winter of 2020-21, as infections began to peak, hospitals were inundated with Covid-19 patients and vaccinations had just been approved for use.
As part of its ongoing efforts to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing apprentices in Kent and Oxfordshire have been supported with £144,000 in training funds from O2 .
A new charity initiative, Concerts for Carers, has launched today, with the support of founding partner O2, to provide NHS staff and paid Care workers access to free tickets to live events all across the UK as a means of promoting their mental health and wellbeing.
EE is launching three services to keep its mobile customers online, including when their monthly data allowances run out. The network will offer a free Stay Connected service as of 7July 2020, which will allow its pay-monthly customers to keep using the internet for free when they’ve used up their data allowances.
More than two million NHSmail mailboxes have been moved to Exchange Online, a part of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, as part of the UK government’s programme to adopt a fully connected cloud-driven health service.
John Bell & Croyden pharmacy – which has remained open through two world wars and the Spanish Flu – has today opened its doors to its first patients as part of the NHS’ vaccination programme rollout.
EE is continuing to offer unlimited data to NHS workers until June 2021, as local lockdowns increase and Covid-19 pressures remain. The offer, originally due to end on 31st January 2021, has now been extended for EE customers into the middle of the Year.
Healthcare institutions in the UK and Canada can now offer iPhone Health Records to their patients, enabling users to securely view and store their medical records within the Health app on iPhone.
EE is continuing to offer unlimited data to NHS workers until 31st January 2021, as local lockdowns increase and Covid-19 pressures remain. The offer, originally due to end on 9th October 2020, has now been extended for EE customers into the New Year.
O2 is launching a pilot trial of a fully connected COVID-19 testing clinic-on-wheels, supported by O2’s 5G mobile network, which is designed to provide remote testing and tracking of care home residents and workers in Glasgow
Vodafone has teamed up with Skyports and Deloitte to transport medical supplies for NHS Scotland using drones.
Vodafone has extended its free unlimited mobile data offer to NHS staff and care workers that are using its flexible Pay As You Go services.
Vodafone UK has boosted the capacity of its internal network at the temporary NHSScotland Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC), which opened in April to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
Vodafone UK is giving six months of free unlimited data to NHS workers, care workers and vulnerable customers.
IMImobile’s cloud contact centre software is enabling public sector and healthcare organisations shift online in reaction to COVID-19.
Three UK has launched zero-rating on NHS video consultations provided by Attend Anywhere, so that customers can attend virtual outpatient appointments without eating into their data allowance.
The UK Government has announced the infrastructure for a contract tracing app has been put in place, and has been undergoing testing with a view to rolling it out on a large scale "within weeks".
Healthcare IT security company Imprivita, is providing free-of-charge licences to the UK NHS and other healthcare organisations in Europe and around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic
Healthcare Communications, the healthcare division of IMImobile, has launched its eClinic software to NHS trusts for free for a year.
O2 has become a partner of The Big Night In Appeal, a joint initiative and event which will see the BBC’s biggest charitable partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief, come together for the first time.
Zencargo and DHL have announced a collaboration with doctor-founded crowdfunding campaign Masks For NHS Heroes, creating a brand new supply chain for procuring life-saving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline NHS staff.
EE has enhanced it's support for NHS staff during the COVID-19 epidemic and the company is now offering unlimited mobile data for NHS staff until 9th October 2020.
Samsung and O2 have teamed up to build connected 5G ambulances for the NHS. The two companies will begin testing the next-generation ambulances later this month. Eight ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Trust will be equipped with new technologies including support for real-time video and field data collection.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to upgrade every hospital, GP practice and community care service to full fibre connectivity.Almost 40% of NHS organisations are using slow and unreliable internet supplied through copper lines, which restricts the ability to offer digital services to patients.