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the NHS app and how it can help

The SMC was asked to run a briefing for science, health and tech journalists about the new NHSX app being piloted next week. The experts on the panel were those who have been central to the discussions around developing the app and were able to explain how and why it can make a contribution to moving to the next phase of tackling the pandemic.


Speakers included:

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England 

Prof John Newton, Director of Health Improvement for Public Health England and National COVID-19 Testing Coordinator

Matthew Gould, Chief Executive Officer for NHSX

Prof Sir Jonathan Montgomery, Professor of Healthcare Law at UCL, Chair of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Ethics Advisory Board for the app

Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

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