The NHS has been told to stop using pagers for communications by 2021, in order to save money.

The health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally.

They cost the NHS about £6.6m a year, because only one service provider supports them.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock called them “outdated” and said he wanted to rid the NHS of “archaic technology like pagers and fax machines”.

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