Join Andrea Downey, Hannah Crouch and Jon Hoeksma as they look at the whether the app will be successful and if NHSX has taken the right approach.
It is “critical” that capacity for contact-tracing is advanced for “further stages of managing the epidemic”, according to a government committee.
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The government will look for “innovative operating models” for the NHS and other health and care settings as the country recovers from coronavirus.
The ethics advisory board tasked with overseeing the NHS contact-tracing app has raised concerns about the reliability of an app based on self-reporting.
NHSX has always maintained the code for the contact-tracing app would be made publicly available, but currently only the front-end code has been published.
Michael Veale, a lecturer in digital rights at University College London, found the app does not comply with UK law on anonymity and access to data.
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Talks have reportedly intensified between NHSX and Apple and Google, including how the NHS might change its course on contact-tracing.
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Digital Health News asked our readers what they thought of the contact-tracing app and the results revealed they don’t believe the NHS has been transparant.
A smartphone urine test for women with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), which can be carried out at home, has been developed by Healthy.io.