NHS: ICT:Written question - 167985

Asked by Kate Green
(Stretford and Urmston)
Asked on: 24 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with mobile phone providers on enabling their customers to access the NHS Digital website without incurring a mobile data usage charge.
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 04 September 2018

NHS Digital has advised that it has not had any discussions with mobile phone providers concerning the removal of data charges for customers accessing NHS Digital’s corporate website:


Mobile phone users can however access the website free of charge via Wi-Fi connectivity available in many National Health Service hospitals and general practices. Free NHS Wi-Fi is expected to be in place across all NHS hospitals and general practitioner practices by the end of 2018.

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