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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: testing for elective care pre-admission patient pathways
The aim of this standard operating procedure is to provide asymptomatic testing, as required by a clinically led risk-based approach, to elective care patients using primarily lateral flow devices (LFDs), or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests if clinically recommended, from 1 April 2022.
Published 4 April 2022.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: testing for inpatients
The aim of this standard operating procedure is to provide testing, as required by a clinically led risk-based approach, to inpatients, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and lateral flow devices (LFDs) from 1 April 2022.
Published 4 April 2022.
Living with COVID-19 – testing update
Letter setting out the approach to delivering the UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) advice in relation to staff and patient testing.
Published 30 March 2022.
COVID-19 testing in periods of low prevalence
This letter sets out our approach to delivering UKHSA’s advice in relation to staff and patient testing. We will keep these arrangements under review along with our partners at UKHSA.
Published 24 August 2022.
NHS asymptomatic staff testing: Lateral flow device distribution and assuring compliance to testing regimes
Changes to lateral flow device distribution. Letter from Prerana Issar, Ruth May, Pauline Philip DBE and Professor Stephen Powis.
Published 29 June 2021.
Public Health England provision of SARSCoV-2 genotyping and sequencing services for the NHS FAQs
Frequently asked questions about SARSCoV-2 genotyping and sequencing services.
Published 25 May 2021.
Asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19 in the independent sector
How to roll out lateral flow testing for staff who provide NHS services in the independent sector.
Updated 29 April 2021.
Asymptomatic staff testing for COVID-19
Guidance for all lateral flow tests ordered from 5 July 2021 from GOV.UK, and for staff at vaccination sites.
Updated 8 September 2021.
Standard operating procedure: Lateral flow device testing for emergency department patient pathways
Testing procedures to enable fast tracking of COVID-19 positive patients admitted via the emergency department and reduce the risk of transmission.
Published 24 December 2020.