NHS Covid-19 App [COVID-19]

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    A single arm, prospective, multi-user, study to assess the NHS COVID-19 APP Symptom Checker Study



  • Contact name

    Jacques du Preez

  • Contact email


  • Sponsor organisation

    Test and Trace, Department and Social Care

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    0 years, 0 months, 25 days

  • Research summary

    The spread of COVID-19 is one the biggest public health challenges we have faced, and research and development of appropriate medical devices has a key role to play in the fight against it. NHS Test and Trace has developed the NHS COVID-19 APP which is designed to be used on a smart phone. There is a symptomatic questionnaire which asks the user to enter their symptoms if they feel unwell. If the user enters symptoms that indicate they may have corona virus the user is asked to follow a specific protocol detailed in the App. This clinical Investigation is intended to assess the APP in a large user population and the data collected will be used to verify and validate the APP. The Isle of Wight, who have already used the previous version of the APP will be asked to test the new version as well as NHS volunteer responders and Newham. The study will start in August 2020 and should be completed by October 2020. There will be no access to individual data during this user trial. The trial only collects basic, top level analytics including download rates, it does not collect specific responses the symptoms in the questionnaire. There is no access to any individual data or tracking of that data. Only standard analytics are gathered to ensure the device is working properly.

  • REC name

    East Midlands - Derby Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    12 Aug 2020

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion