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Matthew Gould

Matthew is the CEO for NHSX, a joint unit between the Department for Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement, set up to ensure that staff and patients have the technology they need.

Matthew was the government’s Director General for Digital and Media Policy for 3 years, until May 2019. Before that he was British Ambassador to Israel, where he set up the UK-Israel Tech Hub, and the UK government’s Director of Cyber Security. As well as Israel, he has done postings in Tehran, Islamabad, Washington and Manila. Matthew is married with two daughters.

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.