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NHSX is working on a contact tracking App

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NHSX is working on a contact tracking app to trace the spread of coronavirus through the population.

Contact tracking is already in limited use for people who have tested positive and the discipline has a long history in tuberculosis outbreaks.

In a statement sent to HSJ, Matthew Gould, Chief Executive of NHSX, said : “NHSX are looking at whether app-based solutions might be helpful in tracking and managing coronavirus, and we have assembled expertise from inside and outside the organisation to do this as rapidly as possible.”

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Source: HSJ, 18 March 2020

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