Pagers as a Critical Comms Tool

In this report, CommonTime examines the role of pagers within the NHS; highlighting how privacy concerns, along with issues of digital infrastructure, have hindered Trusts from adopting more cost effective  communication channels. A number of key findings and conclusions are highlighted within the report, including: 

  • How the NHS could save £2.7 million per year by replacing pagers with smartphone based methods
  • The link between CDMI rank, income and reliance on pager networks
  • The distribution of pager reliance between Acute, Ambulance and Mental Health Trusts

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