The Digital Ambulance of the Future Project

Hybrid Connex: Invitation from NHS Arden & GEM to join a special NHS Engagement Event on 29 June 2022. Creating new pathways of care using the power of increased mobile connectivity

Pressure on the NHS has never been greater.

With ambulance trusts facing unprecedented demand, hospital emergency departments increasingly becoming overwhelmed with patients, handover delays through the roof and exit routes blocked due to a lack of social care options, it is imperative that innovative answers to these issues are found quickly.

Hybrid Connex is a new research and development programme funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) designed to enhance and improve robust connectivity for the UK’s emergency services, especially the ambulance sector. And this exciting initiative could hold the key to solving some of the major challenges facing the NHS today.

The NHS and technical partners working on the Hybrid Connex programme believe that permanent, unbreakable connectivity (via a hybrid of 4g, 5g and satellite) can be the basis upon which a whole new spectrum of healthcare applications and systems will be built, creating brand new pathways of care that will achieve the following:

• Significant reductions in unnecessary conveyance to hospital emergency departments
• Transformed patient experience with treatment and diagnostics being undertaken at home
• Substantial reductions in handover delays (transfers of care between ambulance and hospitals)
• Faster, immediate access to specialist clinicians & consultants via ‘there and then’ telemedicine
• Remote treatment using technology to physically treat patients

While we believe these exciting innovations are just around the corner, we understand that the engagement and input of those working in the NHS – particularly in ambulance services, acute hospitals and primary care – as well as those implementing the new products via the NHS Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP) leading to the forthcoming Emergency Services Network (ESN) – is key to ensuring we develop the right applications and systems that will be of most use to those on the frontline of care.

This is why Excelerate Technology leading the consortium, would like to invite you to our Hybrid Connex NHS Engagement Event at the Healthy Living Lab, Westcott Innovation Centre Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Aylesbury, HP18 OXB, United Kingdom on 29 June 2022 between 10.30 – 14.30 to:

  • Hear more about the Hybrid Connex programme and meet the partner organisations behind it
  • Meet the NHS Ambulance Radio Programme team and discuss how Hybrid Connex could complement ARP and ESN in the future.
  • Explore how lessons from Hybrid Connex might help assist/inform the requirements development of the next generation of products to be delivered by ARP
  • See some of our initial ideas, provide your own and help us mould the new care pathways of the future


If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a place on this highly informative Engagement Day, please fill out the form below