Family doctors are disadvantaged in the search for tests because, unlike hospitals, GP surgeries do not have occupational departments, which could organise a test for them. A female GP in Gloucester had to self-isolate for six days before she could get a test for her child. Another family doctor, who was told to go to a testing centre 120 miles away, said: “I had to refresh the website about 10 times over 12 hours to get a test near me. A less diligent citizen would have given up.” A third GP, in Colchester in Essex, had to isolate for an extra two days while waiting for a slot to become available at their local testing site after initially being told to go 110 miles to Ramsgate in Kent. … [Read more...] about ‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system
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House prices have hit an all-time high after a post-lockdown boom Find out your risk of catching Covid-19 here Matt Hancock said airport coronavirus testing 'doesn't work' Ofqual chiefs claimed that exams could have gone ahead this summer The discrepancy in the figures is based on when they were recorded. … [Read more...] about UK coronavirus death toll grows by 13 to 41,527 as cases rise by 1,735 in last 24 hours
1,000 discharged to care homes without virus test Almost 30,000 more care home deaths than last year Welsh care homes 'badly let down' during pandemic The Senedd health committee also stated Wales' care home testing policy at the start of the pandemic was "flawed" when testing was only offered to individuals with symptoms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Care homes ‘disappointed’ on test assurances
Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?
"But, in a care home setting, where there are some people who have symptoms of coronavirus and others who do not, testing everyone, including those who do not, does have a purpose - we will be doing this to help manage outbreaks." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Testing expanded for care home residents and staff