Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing -

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing

Digital immunity passports part of government’s plans to ramp up testing. Digital immunity passports are to form part of the government’s new plans to ramp up testing, a leaked memo has revealed. The ambitious Operation Moonshot programme aims to carry out up to 10 million Covid-19 tests a day by early next year as part[…]

NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to be launched in England and Wales -

NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to be launched in England and Wales

NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app to be launched in England and Wales. The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app is set to launch across England and Wales in two weeks. The app will officially be rolled out on 24 September after months of setbacks, including a U-turn on the original operating model. It uses Bluetooth technology to track[…]

Newham trial of contact-tracing app a ‘step in the right direction’ -

Newham trial of contact-tracing app a ‘step in the right direction’

Newham trial of contact-tracing app a ‘step in the right direction’. The decision to trial the revamped NHS contact-tracing app in a more diverse area of the country is a “step in the right direction”, the leader of a network for women of colour in digital health has said. But Shuri Network co-founder Dr Shera[…]

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant -

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant

ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant. A £2million grant is to be given to the ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app by the UK government to support its data collection. Launched in March 2020, the ZOE app is used by participants who regularly report on their health and symptoms and whether they have tested positive[…]

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’ -

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’

Contact-tracing app U-turn ‘shouldn’t distract from wider data concerns’. The contact-tracing app U-turn “shouldn’t distract us” from pressing the government for clearer information on how it is using health data, a cybersecurity and privacy expert has warned. Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cybersecurity at De Montfort University in Leicester, raised concerns about the companies with “strong[…]