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NHS WiFi in secondary care


NHS WiFi was a ministerial commitment and must be provided in all NHS acute, mental health and community trusts.

Top tasks

NHS secondary care trusts have chosen a supplier that can provide an NHS WiFi standard compliant system which suits their needs and have worked with them to implement it across their local NHS sites. The chosen system had to be based on a set of policies and guidance defined by NHS Digital.

Support and maintenance

NHS trusts remain responsible for working with providers to arrange support that meets local needs.

Encouraging awareness and helping patients get online

Download the NHS WiFi in secondary care publicity materials resource pack, which contains printable posters, images for screen display and images for social media, to help raise awareness in your area.

Trusts live with NHS WiFi

98% of acute, mental health and community trusts are live with free WiFi, at 16 April 2019.

The remaining 2% of Trusts have experienced delays due to wider network changes. They expect to be offering free NHS WiFi by December 2019. These are:

  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Hull University Hospitals NHS Trusts
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Download a spreadsheet listing NHS trusts and their NHS WiFi status.

Contact details

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Last edited: 16 April 2019 5:57 pm