Millions risk being locked out of Covid-19 contact tracing app | Technology – Blog – Emails

Ten million people in the UK risk being locked out of the Covid-19 contact-tracing app because of a “digital divide”, putting potential constraints on their ability to access work and safeguard their health, a parliamentary committee has heard. Almost 2m households in the UK do not have any internet access, Helen Milner, the chief executive […]

How NHS England used real nurses to recruit the carers receiving our applause- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

As health workers risk their lives on the front line treating Covid-19 patients, the UK’s passion for its Tempemail Health Service (NHS) has never run deeper. Here, Tempemail reflects on the making of MullenLowe Group’s ‘We Are Nurses’ campaign for NHS England, which recently scooped the coveted Grand Prix at Tempemail Marketing Awards 2020. The […]

UK may ditch NHS contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model | Technology – Blog – Emails

The government has left open the prospect of ditching its own contact-tracing app in favour of the “decentralised” model favoured by Apple and Google after it was revealed that a feasibility study into such a change is under way. After repeated warnings that the UK will be an outlier if it insists on using its […]

How Covid-19 contact tracing can help beat the pandemic | World news – Blog – Emails

If the UK government wants to start easing the country’s lockdown restrictions, it needs to get contact tracing right. But what does that mean? What would successful contact tracing even look like? Josh Toussaint-Strauss tries to find out with a little help from Christophe Fraser, an Oxford professor and infectious disease epidemiologist, and Alex Hern, […]

Tempemail Marketing Awards results revealed – NHS England, Tena and ITV among 2020 winners- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Tempemail Marketing Awards 2020 winners have been revealed, with NHS England, Tena, ITV and Papa John’s among this year’s successful brands. The current Covid-19 situation means that Tempemail won’t be hosting its usual celebration dinners to announce our winners. Instead this year we’re sharing the exciting news in a variety of ways via our digital […]

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Emails

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Tempemail.co Skip to content The NHS contact-tracing app must not be rolled out across the UK until the government has increased privacy and data protections, an influential parliamentary committee has said, as rights groups warn that the current trial […]

NHS contact-tracing app ready for use in three weeks, MPs told | Technology – Blog – Emails

An NHS app that alerts users to recent contacts who are infected with coronavirus will be ready for deployment within three weeks, according to the chief executive of NHSX, the digital arm of the health service. Matthew Gould told MPs on the Commons science and technology committee on Tuesday that the contact-tracing app would be […]

No evidence of bots impersonating NHS over coronavirus, says Twitter | Technology – Blog – Emails

Twitter has said there is no evidence of bot networks being used to manipulate the conversation around the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, contradicting widely-circulated claims that the government was using anonymous online accounts to boost its standing. Epidemics of infectious diseases behave in different ways but the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million […]

UK government denies running NHS fake bot network- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The UK Government has been forced to deny claims that it is behind a bot network imitating NHS staff on Twitter. Although it is yet to release an official statement, the Department for Health and Social Care has been replying directly to accusations on Twitter, calling the claims “categorically false” and condemning users for sharing […]

NHS in standoff with Apple and Google over coronavirus tracing | Technology – Blog – Emails

The NHS is in a standoff with Apple and Google after the two tech firms refused to support the UK’s plans to build an app that alerts users when they have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. Apple and Google are encouraging health services worldwide to build contact-tracing apps that operate in a decentralised […]