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Slippery and worrying content in today's lobbying briefing after #PMQs. A quick thread, regarding latest comments on the #NHSapp fiasco...
H/T @guardiannews for the quotes
First, this on Johnson's "functionality" claim:

"When it was put to him that other countries do have apps, the spokesman said that they did not fully record people’s contacts and that they were not reliable enough to be used to tell people to self-isolate."
1. Ignores the privacy issue and will depress downloads.
2. More important, apps really should NOT tell people to self-isolate. It's a delicate personal request that requires human contact and reassurance.

Almost all other apps supplement existing contact tracing.
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Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) released by #NHSX in relation to the #NHSApp. It highlights a range of significant issues in data protection legislation. It does this in order so that these issues can be remedied before the next DPIA is published. #Covid19UK
Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) released by #NHSX in relation to the #NHSApp.
Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) released by #NHSX in relation to the #NHSApp.
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(A thread) I started reading the NCSC document on the new #covid19 contact tracing app to be trialled in the Isle of Wight. Lots of interesting info. Until we have the actual app to look at, this is the best we can do.

I wanted to understand a couple of things:
1- What user data is collected?
The app asks users to enter their partial post code on registration. No other personal info is collected.

2- Are locations tracked?
No. The app uses BLE to detect proximity to other devices.
If someone becomes infected, a notification is sent to everyone that that has been identified as at risk.

3- What does the app send over Bluetooth?
This one is interesting. The app creates an ID at registration. It also creates a private and public key.
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Online access to my GP records - what an exciting concept. Let's see how it works. #NHS #digitalhealth
So according to the NHS info, all I have to do is pop down to my GP surgery and get them to generate a username and password for me. I did that, and it was a quick process to get the info.…
So this is the menu after I logged in. Some options are unavailable for some reason (greyed out) - looks like I can't view my full patient record
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"#OrganDonation is an altruistic act that should be celebrated..." (p6)

So why not do that, and devote more resources to making donation easier - an approach that has delivered measurable results - instead of a regressive move to #OrganHarvesting?…
Describing a *significantly narrowing* shortfall (cf. graph, also p6) in available organs is not a justification for a change to #OrganHarvesting; nor are emotive appeals. This reads like #PolicyBasedEvidenceMaking.
"We want... to change the culture around organ donation in this country in the longer term." (p7)

Stopping it being a gift, freely given, and instead the State 'deeming' you to have given permission will certainly change that! Presumption ain't 'donation' and will erode trust.
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[THREAD] Over the weekend, I ran a poll on initiatives aimed at improving access to #NHS #primarycare. While respondents probably aren’t representative of the wider population, I think the results are striking: what people want most is convenience. (1/5)
@harrylongman’s much larger survey of patients of 12 GP practices using @askmygp shows that only 15% of patients prefer face-to-face appointments as the default. (2/5)
Meanwhile, @GPatHand – while hugely popular with its patients – breaks the NHS’s traditional #placebased funding model.… (3/5)
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