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the NHS Test and Trace Service – how it will work

The SMC was asked to run a briefing for science, health and tech journalists about the NHS Test and Trace Service which will shortly be launching to contain coronavirus outbreaks and stop the spread of the virus. The experts on the panel have led the development of the service and contact tracing work and can explain how dedicated contact tracing staff, public health experts and digital technology, will work to advise those at heightened risk of having been exposed to the virus on the steps they need to take.

 

Speakers included:

Baroness Dido Harding, Chair of the Test and Trace Service

Prof John Newton, Director of Health Improvement for Public Health England

Isabel Oliver, Director of Research, Translation and Innovation at the University of Bristol and epidemiologist, and Interim Director of the National Infection Service, Public Health England.

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