NHSX: Computer Software

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which private companies were involved in the development of the NHSX contact tracing app and what role did each of those companies play.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The National Health Service COVID-19 app software is being built for the NHS by VMware Pivotal Labs, a software development company that is part of a company called VMware Inc. Several other organisations are actively helping the NHS to develop and test the NHS COVID-19 app including Zuhlke Engineering, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services. The data protection impact assessment lists the data processors and their roles. This is available on the NHS website.

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