Over 8,000 centres of patient care across England have been WiFi enabled through the NHS WiFi programme, providing over 63 million visiting patients and citizens with access to free NHS WiFi.
NHS WiFi provides a secure, stable, and reliable WiFi capability, consistent across thousands of NHS care settings across England.
Having a reliable, consistent and secure connection to the internet through NHS Wifi has a range of benefits for patients and staff. It helps everyone use the increasing range of digital services available, making care more efficient and helping patients take control of their own health and care. The programme has now been completed. It was an NHS Digital managed infrastructure programme, which ensured that trusts and GP practices were NHS WiFi enabled. How individual trusts and GP practices take advantage of the NHS WiFi platform to deliver healthcare benefits to patients is totally dependent on local innovation.