Govroam – Helping to bring together Health and Social Care – what’s happening?

It is great to see a set of partner organisations come together in a locality, be in country, region, county or natural community, and then using Govroam to allow staff roaming access to WiFi between the organisations. In health and social care in England this has often been helped by the coming together of organisations to create their Local Digital Roadmaps.

The case study for Kent PSN’s use of Govroam emphasises the cross organisation benefits in a patch, such as staff co-location. It also mentions improving the support for interactions between health and social care e.g. social workers getting access when on NHS premises (and vice versa)

Just as the use of eduroam has become well established in many NHS sites to allow access for clinical placement students and academic staff (latest list here, 132 sites today, Salford Royal Hospital, Lincoln County Hospital. Birmingham Dental Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn the latest to be added) so we will be tracking the progress of Govroam. This will be in the following separate blog here so it can be regularly updated.

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