Exclusive on Byline Times: How a highly controversial contract to collect data on thousands of English Covid-19 hospital patients was never put out to competitive tender

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An expose by The Guardian earlier this month revealed that confidential data from patients being treated for Cofid-19 in England was being collected and processed by tech companies – two of which were highly controversial companies.

Now after persistently chasing up officials NHS England have admitted that the contracts which involved the US company Palantir – run by Trump supporting right wing billionaire Peter Thiel – and British start up Faculty – which has links to Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s chief adviser – were never put out to tender.

Read how they did it on Byline Times here

2 thoughts on “Exclusive on Byline Times: How a highly controversial contract to collect data on thousands of English Covid-19 hospital patients was never put out to competitive tender

  1. Big surprise, huge surprise. Is my country, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 part of the USA??? Frightening it is. Boris born in US. He has no affiliation with my country or people. Just crude power and money. Trump and Johnson will be undone together. The people will rise and the pyramid will invert one day soon.

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  2. Presumably some the people who are advising the UK Government on this matter come from Matt Hancock’s Healthtech Advisory Board which was set up in 2018. Sky TV have been asking in recent days for questions they can put to Mr Hancock. A couple I can think of are, what vetting was carried out on the people he asked to sit on his Healthtech Advisory Board and was anything found by the security services that caused him concerns eg links to foreign governments and criminally convicted persons? Wonder if these questions will be reposted with a ‘watch your tone’ answer?

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