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Covid-19 Testing Methods Bulletin No 5 – 15 May 2020

Posted by Bev Matthews (Admin) 4 months ago

Earlier this week we held our second community webinar with NHS labs, and we are grateful to many of you for joining. We got into more detail around the challenges and solutions on the Testing Methods platform. In particular, we held conversations on how labs are implementing specific testing approaches. We also spoke about what the next weeks look like in terms of scaling-up capacity and throughput. The recording is available below.

We will host the next engagement webinar in a fortnight and take on board what is most useful for the community to discuss. Thank you as always for your views, comments and questions. As in previous bulletins, we will continue to answer questions put to us weekly.

We encourage you to continue working through, implementing and validating the 15 solutions we have shared in previous bulletins. We also wanted to bring your attention to existing resources people have shared through the platform, which you may also want to verify and use where relevant. Over the next week, we will take decisions on those ideas submitted to our new challenges on end-to-end efficiency and alternative sampling, so that we can begin to share those we believe have potential.

Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England and Improvement

Professor Jo Martin, President, Royal College of Pathologists

On behalf of the moderators’ group

This post was edited on May 18, 2020 by Rob King

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