The Protect Scotland app is designed as an “extra tool” to support the manual contact-tracing already in place under NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect system.
The new exposure notification system will replace the need for users to install contact-tracing apps developed by public health bodies.
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A £2million grant is to be given to the ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app by the UK government to support its data collection.
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This month’s mobile apps round-up features news about a trial of the revamped NHS contact-tracing app and NHS Tayside launching an app for IBS.
The contact-tracing app uses Bluetooth technology to notify users if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
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The coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in virtual GP vists, Rory Tanner explores why not all tech has lived up to its expectations.
As the government is advised to improve its Test and Trace Programme, Dr Philip Scott, from BCS, explores how we can prepare for the next pandemic.
The deputy director for general data and digital at New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has said the coronavirus pandemic has been a “wild ride”.
The move would allow countries around the world to build their own app based on the code for Ireland’s Covid Tracker app.
When questioned on the progress of the app Hancock told a parliamentary committee it would be rolled-out “as soon as an effective one is available”.