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How the NHS COVID-19 app is making the most of cutting-edge global technology

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A photo of two mobile phones with images of the NHS COVID 19 app.

The NHS COVID-19 app, downloaded by over 19 million people in England and Wales, is being updated with the latest technology from Apple and Google. Read about how these updates will do even more to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

How technology helped shape the pandemic response

A photo of Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Rapid, clinically led digital transformation has helped the NHS and social care cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, something that may not have been possible a few years ago. In his latest blog, Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care reflects on how technology enabled the continuity of care and says thank you to those that made it happen.

Digital contact tracing: protecting the NHS and saving lives

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Technology has the potential to save lives and help us deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, the NHS will be launching a contact-tracing app. NHSX Chief Executive, Matthew Gould, and public health doctor and programme lead, Geraint Lewis, explain how NHSX is leading the development of this critical new tool.

Have your say on our standard for digital health technologies

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A photo of two women looking a laptop screen. There is text on the photo calling for feedback on the NHS Digital Health Technology Standard by 22nd April 2020

NHSX has published the draft NHS Digital Health Technology Standard, aimed at streamlining and speeding up how health technologies are reviewed and commissioned for use in the NHS and social care. Indra Joshi, Rhod Joyce and Nina Wilson at NHSX explain the standard, what's in it for you, and why your feedback is important.