I think the use of telemedicine will rocket in the next few years, and that will ultimately have an impact on hospital design as appointments reduce
Simon Kydd Head of healthcare in the UK, WSP
You shouldn’t stop improving access for the majority just because it doesn’t fix the problem for everybody
Dr Stephen Duckett Health programme director, Grattan Institute
Telemedicine has shown some of its potential, but it’s been used as a blunt instrument to date. How can we offer continuous and real-time connection with the healthcare system?
Mike Lovas Smart Cancer Care director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
If we’re looking at how to reduce the cost to the system, you need to have a healthy lifestyle to begin with and that’s supported by these community health centres
Kevin Cassidy Head of healthcare for Canada, WSP
I suspect that we will start to see that nurses can do 80% of what doctors do in primary care, especially with virtual consultations and new technology
Lord Nigel Crisp Former chief executive, NHS