Two-in-five nurses see lack of investment in new technologies as the biggest barrier to NHS transformation.
- As the NHS celebrates its 75th Anniversary, new polling and economic modelling commissioned by Vodafone UK indicates technology holds the key to ensuring its sustainability for the next 75 years.
- 5G could lead to savings of almost £1 billion a year for the NHS, the equivalent of 15,400 full-time nursing posts.
- Two-in-five nurses see lack of investment in new technologies as the biggest barrier to NHS transformation.
- Majority (89%) of nurses would like a say on which challenges new technology should address.
- Proposed merger of Vodafone UK and Three UK will see £11bn invested into 5G in the UK, providing every hospital with access to standalone 5G by 2030.
- Vodafone encourages government and NHS decision-makers to join technology suppliers to drive investment, education and partnerships that deliver the full potential of connected healthcare.
As the NHS approaches its 75th anniversary, new One Poll research commissioned by Vodafone UK shows that two-in-five NHS nurses believe the biggest barrier to digital transformation in the NHS is lack of investment in new technologies. Not enough training for staff (29%) and technology roll-outs taking too long (28%) were also cited as obstacles.