August 9, 2021
February 7, 2022
Driven by severe budgetary pressures and rising citizen expectations, the UK could be poised for a period of widespread local innovation, propelled by startups and the most forward-thinking local councils.
With mobile tablets and body-worn video already as fundamental to a patrol officer’s toolkit as the truncheon and whistle a century ago, the next wave of innovation in policing will be driven by technology startups producing robots and drones, advanced surveillance capabilities, artificial intelligence and new predictive policing tools.
Technology is changing healthcare in ways that were scarcely imaginable only five years ago. Innovation represents one of the few ways that the NHS can sustainably relieve the demographic and financial pressures it faces.