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Covid-19: Campaigners demand to see contracts for £10bn track and trace services

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 30 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3037

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  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

More than 100 public figures, including public health experts, academics, journalists, and trade union leaders, have written to England’s health and social care secretary demanding that he publish details of the contracts given to private companies to run the national test and trace system for covid-19.1

The open letter to Matt Hancock, published on 29 July, said that £10bn of public money had been allocated for the test and trace system in England but that more than £9bn of funding was still unaccounted for, and “only £300m additional funding has been offered to local authorities across England to support the system.” …

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