New Lighthouse Lab to boost NHS Test and Trace capacity

NHS Test and Trace continues to reach the majority of those testing positive and their contacts in week 13 of operation Brand new large-scale technology to increase the number of tests that NHS and Lighthouse Labs can process is being introduced A new Lighthouse Lab near Loughborough will join Britains largest network of diagnostic testing facilities in history to increase coronavirus testing capacity.The new lab will be brought into the lab network this month and will be able to process around 50,000 tests per day by the end of the year.This comes as the weekly statistics from NHS Test and Trace show that the service continues to reach…

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Transparency data: Demographic data for coronavirus testing (England): 28 May to 26 August

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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Department Of Health Details DHSC publishes weekly statistics on coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing dating from when the NHS Test and Trace service started on 28 May 2020. These statistics cover:number of people tested for coronavirus in England number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England time taken for test results to become available number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England that were then transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached number of recent close contacts identified, and the time taken for them to be reachedThis document sets out information on the data sources and methodology are used…

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Guidance: DHSC non-executive appointments | GovWire News

Department Of Health Details Details about appointments made to the departments public bodies and expert committees.For further information on non-executive appointments please contact the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) at: appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.ukDHSCs Public Bodies include:Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards British Pharmacopoeia Commission Care Quality Commission Commission on Human Medicines Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment Food Standards Agency Health Education England Health Research Authority Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Human Tissue Authority Independent Reconfiguration Panel Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NHS Blood and Transplant NHS Business…

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Detailed guide: Meeting people from outside your household

If you live in an area that is experiencing a local COVID-19 outbreak and where local lockdown measures have been imposed, different guidance and legislation will apply. Please consult the local lockdown restrictions guidance to see if any restrictions are in place in your area.The government recognises how difficult it has been for people to be cut off from their family and friends in recent months. This has been necessary to help us all stay alert, control the virus and save lives.This guidance explains how you can protect yourself and others from coronavirus when meeting people that you do not live with. At all times, its important to…

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