UKTIN Health & Social Care Expert Working Group

The UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) Health & Social Care Expert Working Group will consider key opportunities to capitalise on the benefits of advanced connectivity across health and social care.

The group will play a critical role in bringing together the demand and supply sides of the telecoms ecosystem, and provide strategic advice and inputs to UKTIN, helping to shape the practical and pragmatic toolkits we are developing to support organisations looking to undertake their own connectivity projects and programmes.

I am deeply passionate about achieving economic and inclusive growth, especially in alignment with central government's levelling-up ambitions. This underscores the importance of equitable access and inclusivity, with digital technology and innovations as a vital enabler.  I look forward to leading and chairing the Health and Care working group, emphasising a holistic approach to overcome typical barriers to enhanced connectivity, fostering unique innovations that have both economic and societal impacts that can be made ready for adoption.”

janette Hughes

Director of Planning and Performance, Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre Glasgow

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