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Coronavirus programme updates 30 April 2020

The report outlines the work NHS Digital has been doing for the past two weeks on coronavirus (COVID-19), and how we are helping health and social care to respond to the pandemic.

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New initiatives and work in the last two weeks

  • Major agreements have been reached enabling NHS Digital to improve real-time access to patient information
    • Additional Information is available in summary care records to help clinicians
    • National roll out of record-sharing between GP practices using GP Connect
  • NHS Digital is playing a central role in delivering digital infrastructure for new coronavirus testing routes
  • We are supporting research and planning with secure access to data and analysis
    • intensive care capacity planning tool
    • a trusted research environment for the government Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)
  • NHSx is proceeding with trials of its contact tracing app

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Last edited: 16 October 2020 8:51 am