Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) systems and (b) data formats local authorities need to use to view all covid-19 test data for their residents.

Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to ensure that local authorities receive covid-19 test data on their residents (a) in a consistent format and (b) under one system.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Public Health England (PHE) provides local authorities with a range of information in relation to COVID-19 outbreaks in their area. The nature and format of this information is constantly reviewed to ensure that it meets the needs of the local response. PHE provides local Directors of Public Health with detailed information about cases in their area via a Power BI portal. Through this one system local authorities are able to get information on all the COVID-19 test data results for their area.

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