routine testing for nhs staff

Only some nhs staff are tested weekly This should be rolled out further Those staff in training departments should wear the same ppe as per clinical areas

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safety of nhs staff

by snowyowl on October 05, 2020 at 09:00PM

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  • Posted by Lornab13 October 05, 2020 at 21:27

    It’s a poor state of affairs when we test football players more frequently than frontline nhs
  • Posted by Capcat October 06, 2020 at 04:35

    One of my adult children sadly attends hospital regularly - I do not think they should be put at risk by the staff who are supposed to be caring for them. The staff deserve to be safe and so do patients.
  • Posted by doc40hz October 06, 2020 at 12:58

    Testing of NHS staff would be a staffing disaster. The false positive rate of the PCR test is between 0.8% to 4.3%. This means that up to 1 in 20 tests could be a false positive. This would mean that we could lose 1 in 20 NHS workers in the winter months for 14 days for no reason. These will cost lives. The NHS does not have enough staff at the best of times. Mass testing of NHS staff will have serious consequences. Only those with symptoms should be tested. Anyone with a cough/cold/flu like illness should not be seeing/treating vulnerable patients at any time, regardless of COVID19
  • Posted by happydays October 07, 2020 at 14:19

    Social care staff visiting clients at home are not being offered testing regularly increasing the risk to the most vulnerable
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