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NHS: Computer Software

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 47295, tabled on 15 May 2020

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.

Answered on

21 May 2020

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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Department of Health and Social Care