The NHS COVID-19 app is no longer in use and the Isle of Wight trial has now ended. This is archived information from 18 June 2020. If you still have the app, please uninstall it.
The NHS is leading the development of the NHS COVID-19 app. We’ve engaged a range of experts in designing the app. Members of the development team include product managers, product designers, and software developers who work for VMware Pivotal Labs; software developers from Zuhlke; and user researchers, content writers, and interaction designers from the NHS Business Services Authority. As the Government’s lead technical authority on cyber security, the National Cyber Security Centre has also supported in an advisory role.
We’ve been consulting on our plans with the Information Commissioner and the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, as well as with representatives from Understanding Patient Data and volunteers who provided a patient and public perspective. We set up an ethics advisory board for the app which includes members of the National Data Guardian’s Panel and is chaired by Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery from University College London who previously headed the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.