News | 03 Jul 2023

Vodafone and ITN Business celebrate 75 years of our Health Service in news-style programme 

Vodafone features in a news-style programme produced by ITN Business, ‘Celebrating 75 years of our Health Service’.

Premiered at the NHS Confed Expo in Manchester, the programme explores the history, the success stories, the challenges, and the future of the NHS, as well as celebrating its life-saving work and the incredible people who work, day and night, to provide world-class care.

Anchored by journalist and television presenter Alice Beer, ‘Celebrating 75 years of our Health Service’ features interviews with industry thought leaders including Dr Richard Torbett, Chief Executive of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI); Matthew Taylor, CEO of NHS Confederation; Nicola McQueen, Chief Executive of NHS Professionals; and Andrew New, CEO of NHS Supply Chain.

Nick Gliddon, Vodafone’s UK Business Director joins the programme to discuss the importance of connectivity and technology for improving access and developing further innovation in healthcare, how Vodafone is ensuring health systems and healthcare providers are fit for the future, and how we are helping to reduce inequality in healthcare by bridging the digital divide with Vodafone’s everyone.connected campaign.

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‘Celebrating 75 years of our Health Service’ also includes thoughts from Dr Priya Kumar, GP, Health Inequalities Lead, and Transformational Clinical Lead at Frimley ICB; and Dr Karen Kirkham, Chief Medical Officer, Deloitte UK.

Anne-Marie Vine-Lott, Vodafone’s Director of Health, said: “The NHS has been an early adopter of new technology from its inception.

“Our sector is uniquely placed to support the challenges facing the UK health industry today by helping create better outcomes for patients through better connectivity and the modernisation of technology.

“Our thanks to ITN Business for working with us on this programme which helps to shine a light on the stories, the challenges, and the future of the NHS.

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The programme is also supported by other reporter-led sponsored editorial profiles from Brother UK, BSI, Dexcom, Elcom, ISS Healthcare, LloydsDirect, MSD, Newmedica, NHS London Procurement Partnership, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS, Oracle Health, Simplyhealth, and Wysa.

Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Business, said: “We are delighted to produce a programme to mark this significant milestone for healthcare in the UK.

“The aim of our programme is to share stories celebrating the rich history and people within our health service and demonstrate how the sector is evolving as it looks toward the future.

“The programme also showcases the many organisations that are innovating and meeting the challenging needs of a growing population.”

The full programme is available to view on, featuring news items, interviews and sponsored editorial profiles.

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