Concerns over coronavirus testing kits following supply chain breakdown

Concerns have been raised over the supply of vital testing materials for a range of conditions, including coronavirus (Covid-19), following a supply chain problem with pharmaceutical giant Roche.Significant dropOn 6 October, Roche said it had experienced a “very significant drop” in its processing capacity due to a problem with its Sussex distribution centre, the only one in the UK. It’s been reported that the shortage includes vital reagents, screening kits, and swabs.In addition to providing these chemicals and parts used in coronavirus tests, Roche also provides materials for a wide range of procedures including blood and urine tests, as well as diabetic care. Roche warned the issues with…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Department Of Health ODS, 64KB This file is in an OpenDocument format NHS Test and Trace regional breakdowns 28 May to 16 September 2020: data tables View online Download CSV 23.1KB ODS, 21KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODS, 14.7KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The data reflects the first 16 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England, and testing operations in the UK since late March.For NHS Test and Trace (England), this includes:Testingpeople tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), England people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), England time taken for test results to become available, EnglandContact tracingpeople transferred to the…

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UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Edinburgh

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Edinburgh. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the Usher Hall, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.Anyone attending an appointment…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Department Of Health ODS, 64KB This file is in an OpenDocument format NHS Test and Trace regional breakdowns 28 May to 16 September 2020: data tables View online Download CSV 23.1KB ODS, 20.9KB This file is in an OpenDocument format ODS, 14.7KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The data reflects the first 16 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England, and testing operations in the UK since late March.For NHS Test and Trace (England), this includes:Testingpeople tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), England people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), England time taken for test results to become available, EnglandContact tracingpeople transferred to the…

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UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Aberdeen

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Aberdeen. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the University of Aberdeens Roy Strathdee building, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): antibody testing

Department Of Health Details This guidance tells you about the governments antibody testing programme for coronavirus. It sets out:what antibody testing is what an antibody test will tell you who is eligible for testing Published 22 May 2020 Last updated 24 September 2020 +show all updates 24 September 2020Updated with new information on antibody testing eligibility and how to get a test. 17 September 2020Removed link to antibody testing service and added that DHSC is working directly with organisations in the adult social care sector in order to offer tests. 14 September 2020Updated to reflect the launch of the new antibody testing service, which is currently restricted…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 3 September to 9 September 2020

Department Of Health ODS, 59.9KB This file is in an OpenDocument format NHS Test and Trace regional breakdowns 28 May to 9 September: data tables View online Download CSV 23KB ODS, 17.4KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The data reflects the first 15 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England, and testing operations in the UK since late March.For NHS Test and Trace (England), this includes:Testingpeople tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), England people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), England time taken for test results to become available, EnglandContact tracingpeople transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be…

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