Dr David Rosser
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
5G TRAILBLAZER | PIONEER
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, our healthcare services have been feeling the strain of unprecedented demand. The NHS is using and developing innovative ways to connect with patients remotely.
Dr David Rosser, Chief Executive at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, has led the UK's first remote diagnostic procedure, using a 5G connected ambulance on BT’s 5G Network.
The connected ambulance brings together 5G virtual and augmented reality, robotic healthcare technology and clinical expertise, linking on-the-ground ambulance workers with consultants remotely, in real time.
This revolutionary use of 5G could have a huge impact on A&E services, with fewer people needing to visit a physical hospital to get diagnosed.