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How Interconnectivity between Health Professionals is Important in London

By 5th November 2017 No Comments

The NHS is one of the top 5 employers in the world, which is impressive considering the commercial giants there are today. Their website states they have 1.4 million employees, but the downside of a workforce this large (besides the wage bill!), is that interconnectivity can be a problem, especially within the healthcare sector, where conversations must be held efficiently and securely.

The ability to do virtual clinics and online meetings provides NHS staff with the collaboration needed to ensure the NHS can keep up with the increasing demand from today’s society.

NHS Workforce Statistics report approximately 189,000 of NHS employees work in London. According to NHS Employers, NHS London treated 1.4 million inpatients in 2015, a number which is increasing. 24% of NHS specialist services for cancer, heart disease, neurology and neurosurgery are provided from London, so the time these employees have is especially important.

NHS Employers state the average commute for an NHS worker in central London is 26 miles, which is predicted to rise to 30 miles by 2020. If a consultant has to travel between hospitals within the city, this adds extra travelling time to their day.

For example, a 30 mile journey into London takes approximately 50 minutes by train according to Google Maps and there is a 25 minute commute between King’s College Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. If a consultant had a 50 minute journey to and from work, a 25 minute journey each way for a meeting in another hospital, this is 150 minutes per day simply travelling. Doing this 5 days a week, makes 12.5 hours per week.

medio.link is designed to give NHS staff the interconnectivity needed to maximise their time, and dedicate this time to treating patients to the high standard the NHS is renowned for, rather than inconvenient and unnecessary travel to meetings.

medio.link is a simple video and audio web conferencing solution which provides personal meeting rooms that can be accessed from any device, anywhere. Health professionals can securely connect with colleagues, home users and patients in seconds by simply typing in the conference ID and their name, from the medio.link app or website. This click & go conferencing revolutionises meetings, consultations and efficiency within the NHS.