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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 104733, tabled on 16 October 2020

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 November 2020

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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Department of Health and Social Care
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