Due to the nature of its scale, bureaucracy, financial restrictions and centralised, top-down management structure, the NHS will always lag behind individual citizens when it comes to adopting technological advancements. These restrictions on progress and being able to act in an agile manner is demonstrated in the fact that the NHS is one of the largest purchasers of fax machines in the world.

The rapid rate of technological adoption that we see in our every day lives, from Whatsapp to Virtual Reality in our living rooms, is levelling the playing field between large institutions and the general public.