UK wide NHS app

I would like all 4 nations to use the same UK nhs app rather than seperate ones.

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Whatever your politics, we are dealing with a health situation that knows no borders and I would prefer one single app that works no matter what part of the United Kingdom we are in or eventually travel to.

by Livingwell on May 06, 2020 at 02:29PM

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  • Posted by GRS May 09, 2020 at 12:20

    Apple and Google are developing a decentralised framework for worldwide COVID-19 contact tracing apps. Their framework is able to run seamlessly in the background on peoples phones while other apps run in the foreground or don't work properly when a phone is locked.
    Unless the UK Government changes tack and amends their current App to use the joint Apple/Google framework then the App is going to have the same problems as Australia, Columbia and the Isle of Wight users are currently experiencing. Australia and Columbia are now going to reconfigure their Apps to use the Apple/Google protocol.
    Unless these issues can be resolved it would be prudent for the Scottish Government to look closely at adopting the Apple/Google protocol for their App.
    This article on the subject is worth reading:
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