In March this year the Committee reported on the “unimaginable” cost of the UK Government’s test and trace programme, which had nonetheless “failed to deliver on the central promise of averting another lockdown” that was used, in part, to “justify the scale of investment”.
The Committee will question senior public health officials at DHSC, former head of the test & trace service Baroness Dido Harding, and current head of the new UK Health Security Agency Dr Jenny Harries on the NAO’s latest assessment of the costs, performance and effectiveness of the NHST&T Service, including an update on major changes and developments in the test and trace approach - such as the roll-out of rapid testing.
If you have evidence on the current costs and performance of the national test and trace programme please submit it below by 6pm Monday 5 July 2021.
This inquiry is currently accepting evidence
The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Monday 5 July 2021.