Join us on the 2nd November at Hinxton Hall for an exploration of the ‘connected person’ and their connected environment

5G in Healthcare

Brought to you by The Healthcare Group

Once all of 5G's components are fully deployed and operational, it is set to have a transformative impact on healthcare.  This conference will explore some of the issues, challenges and implications of 5G in Healthcare.

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About the event

The next telecommunication revolution is just around the corner: 5G or fifth-generation cellular wireless holds out the promise of downloading data at least 10x faster than today’s 4G services. 

5G promises not only increased bandwidth, but also low latency (increased responsiveness) and an ability to integrate with a host of devices attached to the network. In principle it can deliver total digital connectivity from the carrier network to the customer, completely wirelessly.

But what does 5G mean for the healthcare industry? And most importantly, how will it improve the delivery of healthcare to patients?

The benefits are likely to be seen in a number of areas, including:

  • Expanded capacity for telemedicine.
  • Improved emergency care in remote ie non-hospital environments.
  • Transmission of large data files and analysis by machine learning.
  • Real time remote monitoring and robotic surgery.

Once all of 5G's components are fully deployed and operational, it is set to have a transformative impact on healthcare.  This conference will explore some of the issues, challenges and implications of 5G in Healthcare.

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWHealthcare.

Hosted by Plextek

Plextek is a consultancy at the heart of the Cambridge technology revolution. With a 30 year history of providing complex engineering solutions, we continuously innovate to push the boundaries of engineering and technology today. Plextek provides product design, software development, remote monitoring and wireless communication systems capabilities, coupled with a deep understanding of the life science sector. We hold the ISO 13485 certification for medical devices and when working with Plextek you get access to resources that can deliver tangible benefits for your organisation. We look forward to meeting you!

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Supported by UK5G

The national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK.

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Registration and networking with refreshments


Introduction to CW, Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)


Sponsor welcome, Dr Nigel Whittle, Nigel Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek


Introduction to 5G and Healthcare, Julian Hildersley, Consultant, TTP Group


Introduction to Healthcare SIG from SIG Champion Paul Winter, TTP Group


Emerging technologies like 5G and IoT devices can bring valuable changes to the health and social care sector but only if they are affordable and accessible to all; Ann Williams, Commissioning and Contracts Manager, Adult Social services, Liverpool City Council Rosemary Kay, Project Director, Liverp

This session will explore how 5G can lighten the load for health and social care at this critical point – ageing populations, reduced funding and analogue tele-health services switching off. If we can ensure poorer communities benefit equally from health/social care innovations/technologies. An ultra-fast, reliable, large-data-supporting technology is needed to run these technologies, which people in digitally deprived areas can’t afford. What key areas of health and social care provision could benefit most from a move to harness emerging technologies like 5G? What role does effective engagement between designers, disrupters, technology SMEs and public sector bodies (council, hospitals, care providers) have in creating health technologies that’s useful and easily adopted? Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care is providing a free 5G-style community intranet to volunteers in Kensington. The volunteers are trialling new technologies that support them to live independently with conditions like diabetes (anti-loneliness apps, home sensors, video-to-pharmacy medi-link.)




Connected Ambulance: 5G in healthcare; Gayle Cogswell, Industry 4.0 Programme Director, WM5G Limited

Health and wellbeing is a key focus of the Urban Connected Communities 5G testbed in the West Midlands. This presentation will look at the eco-system required to support widespread 5G adoption and the combined efforts being made to build strong connectivity and data foundations, on which demand-led Use Cases are being trialled.




Refreshments and networking


Remote diagnostics in the Internet of Skills era; Dr Toktam Mahmoodi, Director, Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR), King’s College London,

This talk will discuss opportunists in the healthcare raised by the realisation of the Internet of Skills. We will talk about how enablement of ultra-low latency communication by 5G, together with edge intelligence, can make teleoperation in healthcare a reality. The talk will also address some of the developments at King's in this area including remote diagnosis and intervention, with Tactile operated medical robots [1] and diagnosis on the move with remote controlled ultrasound in an ambulance [2].




Value based healthcare - the population risk problem; William Wynn-Jones, Harkness fellow, Centre for Surgery and Public Health and Harvard Medical School

The current global drive towards value-based healthcare aims to try and strengthen the link between reimbursement and its direct and indirect outcomes. In the US where much of the early development in these new reimbursement models has taken place, a key hurdle to the successful implementation has been how to assess, monitor and contain risk within large populations. Better remote monitoring and assessment technology, educational tools and communication platforms are and will continue to play a key role in dealing with uncertainty as these models continue to develop and be rolled out nationally.




Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion Paul Winter, TTP Group


Event wrap up


Event close


Gayle Cogswell

Gayle is Programme Director at West Midlands 5G (WM5G) responsible for the Citizen Wellbeing 5G testbed trials.  In collaboration with specialists from University Hospital Birmingham and surrounding healthcare bodies she will drive adoption of 5G applications that bring the biggest benefits to the health and wellbeing of the region.  Gayle has over 20 years experience in the telco industry spanning 4G, wifi, Big Data and 5G usage in Europe, Latam and East Asia.  

Julian Hildersley - Founder, Vision Leaders

Julian Hildersley works within the Medical Devices group at TTP, consulting on digital health. He works with clients to develop connected medical and drug delivery devices tailored to their business goals. This includes strategies to use the data collected to deliver improved health care with reduced cost. Prior to this, Julian has 30 years’ experience developing silicon and software for mobile communications, contributing to the GSM standardization process. He has held technology and business leadership positions in early stage venture funded companies and major international corporations where he has seen launch of several market leading products.

Rosemary Kay - Project Director Liverpool 5G, Liverpool 5G Testbed Consortium

After completing a degree in Pure Maths, Rosemary started her career as a graduate programmer, spending 21 years in the private sector, on the design, development and manufacture of secure, high grade communication equipment. 12 years ago Rosemary set up her own business, RLK Partnerships, providing business support and facilitating collaborative working across sectors.

Rosemary also spent 18 years as an Associate Lecturer on Open University programmes, including the NHS Leadership Academy and MBA, specialising in entrepreneurship and leadership.

Rosemary has headed up the eHealth Cluster Ltd from 2015, bringing care providers, technology companies and public bodies together to drive health and social care innovation for the Liverpool City Region. She has published reports and practical guidance on procurement and commissioning. Rosemary has lead the eHealth Cluster involvement for the Liverpool City Council Innovative procurement project to digitise home care services and is currently leading on the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Testbed.

Toktam Mahmoodi - Director, King's College London

Dr Toktam Mahmoodi is Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR) in King’s College London, where she has been member of the academic faculty since 2011. Previously, she was visiting research scientist at F5 Networks, research associate in Imperial College London, Mobile VCE researcher, and telecom R&D engineer. Toktam is and has been involved in number of European FP7 and H2020 projects on 5G mobile networks, vehicular communications, and Software-defined Networking. She is executive editor of Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, series guest editor of JSAC on network softwarization, and area editor of IEEE Communications Standard Magazine on management & orchestration. Her research focuses on the areas of mobile and cloud networking, and includes ultra-low latency networking, network virtualisation, mobility management, network modelling and optimisation. She also works on applications of mobile communications in the healthcare, smart cities, emergency services, industrial networks and intelligent transportation.

Ann Williams - Commissioning and Contract manager, Liverpool City Council

Ann Williams is Commissioning and Contracts Manager of Adult Social services at Liverpool City Council, where she finds innovative ways to deliver care against a decreasing budget and increasing needs.

Ann has played a lead role in securing the 5G testbed trial for Health and Social Care at Liverpool. As part of the EU’s STOP&GO programme she focused on digitalising domiciliary care services and introducing IoT sensors to homes. She worked in local and regional Citizen Advice Bureau management for 19 years.

Ann is driven by a strong sense of social justice. Working with the most marginalised in society has heightened her awareness of societal inequalities and the current financial challenges to household and public budgets.

Ann is a member of Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food and of the Campylobacter Group, where she’s working on a report into controlling campylobacter in food supplies. She is Vice Chair of Liverpool’s Central Local Research Ethics Committee and a core member of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Public Health Advisory Group.

William Wynn-Jones - Harkness fellow, Centre for Surgery and Public Health and Harvard Medical School

Most recently William was a 2017-18 U.K. Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, based at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. During this fellowship he was a health policy researcher working extensively with national military reimbursement data to determine the scope for introducing value-based healthcare models at scale into the US military healthcare system, TRICARE. Before that he completed a healthcare management fellowship with HCA Healthcare UK, where he served as the Specialist Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer. At HCA, William received an HCA innovation award and was shortlisted for an HSJ Rising Star Award for his work in developing a new healthcare management training programme and his research into cost prediction in cardiac surgery. Following his Harkness fellowship year in the US William resumed his senior anaesthetic registrar training in North West London and is currently undertaking a senior clinical fellowship in obstetric anaesthesia at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. As a junior registrar, he initiated and led a national health-marketing project with the charity Best Beginnings, NHS London and the Department of Health in infant nutrition. Previously he was a clinical fellow on the National Medical Director’s Fellowship under Sir Bruce Keogh and was based at the Association of British Healthcare Industries and was seconded to NHSE and HIN. During that fellowship he worked closely with the UK medical device industry, exploring and communicating the value of the newly established Academic Health Science Network. He has since undertaken fellowships in the medical device industry exploring device design, evaluation and pricing. William holds a Master’s degree in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and completed his Medical Degree at King’s College London. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

SIG Champions

Peter Ferguson - Director for Healthcare Technologies, Arm

Peter is director for healthcare technologies at Arm and has been actively involved in the delivery of mobile and healthcare solutions since starting his Medical Electronics PhD in 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Peter is responsible for driving Arm's health strategies in Medical Sensors and Genomics. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize Arm's high efficiency technology in developing new products and services. Peter has more than 20 years' experience working in the healthcare, mobile tech and pharmaceutical technology market and has been instrumental in delivering innovative mobile health solutions including wearable ECG, Mobile Devices, Adverse Event Systems and Portal Hospital solutions in the UK and China.

Siddhi Trivedi - Founder, Beyond Identity

Siddhi’s ambition is to build an inclusive community with a focus on social innovation through the intersection between emerging technologies and creative minds.

Siddhi specialises in strategic, operational and technology-enabled business transformation. She founded Beyond Identity, to implement digital tools through the application of IOT, AI and blockchain enabled solutions. She has deep insight into developing apps and platforms, and regularly speaks about innovations within the healthcare sector at international conferences. Since the advent of COVID-19, she has been working with medical clinicians within Oxfordshire to develop an app to empower patients to manage their health.

She is a healthcare SIG champion for Cambridge Wireless and a lead organiser for Tech London Advocates Blockchain Group a think tank and repository for knowledge sharing and to position London as a global leader in blockchain advocacy.

As a champion for women and girls in tech, Siddhi founded project BIBA, a platform designed to connect girls and women with live projects with tech companies who are keen to bridge the gender gap in their organisations. This project has been supported and born out London Tech week in September 2020 and will officially launch at London Tech Week in September 2021.

Paul Winter - Senior RF Consultant, TTP plc

Paul Winter is a programme manager and RF engineer in the Communications and Wireless group at TTP. He has led numerous projects in commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors developing connected devices and precision instrumentation. Paul has a heritage in developing products integrating multiple wireless standards including GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and proprietary ISM band radios, deployed within multi-sensor systems for in-home and on-body applications, often coupled to 'Cloud' based analysis and visualisation services. In healthcare Paul has applied aspects of wireless, antennas and electronics to a number of medical devices including inhalers, glucose testing and point of care diagnostic instruments. Paul has also led several incubation projects for TTP's Carbon Trust Incubator, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. Paul joined TTP in 2006; prior to this he worked as a radio engineer for Global Communications developing high volume consumer in-home satellite and digital TV distribution equipment, as well as portable equipment for the 'on-location' broadcasting industry. Paul has a Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a Charted Engineer.

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The Nucleus, Chesterford Research Park, Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden, CB10 1TS

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