Asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19 for primary care staff

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We have been rolling out regular testing of asymptomatic patient-facing NHS staff. This guidance is for primary care workers around using lateral flow assay devices on nasal swab samples as part of an integrated testing approach and resilience in NHS staff testing. This will support the NHS to control infection, reduce staff absenteeism and support COVID-19 and non COVID-19 clinical pathways.

A video that explains how to do the test can be found on the NHS Learning Hub.

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Updated 28 January 2021.

Frequently asked questions related to the roll out of lateral flow antigen tests in primary care.

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Letter to all NHS primary care contractors (medical, dental, optometry and pharmacy) from:

  • Dr Raj Patel, GP and Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care
  • Ali Sparke, Interim Director for Primary Care COVID Response
  • Nicola Hunt, Director for COVID Testing

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Updated 28 January 2021.

SOP including details of methodology, implementation and how to report results.

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A brief guide from NHS Test and Trace and Health Education England for primary care workers and agreed with experts, setting out how the test can be self-administered.