Health and Social Care Secretary bans pagers from the NHS

23 February 2019 –

Matt Hancock has ordered the removal of pagers for non-emergency communications by the end of 2021. NHS trusts will be required to phase out pagers by the end of 2021 so all hospitals will be expected to have plans and infrastructure in place to ensure this is possible by the end of September 2020.

Staff will instead use modern alternatives, such as mobile phones and apps, which can deliver more accurate 2-way communications at a reduced cost.


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