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.
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)