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Trusts told to test staff who are in quarantine

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Acute trusts have been told to set aside 15% of their daily coronavirus tests for NHS key workers who are quarantining at home with others.

New guidance for NHS trust chief executives on covid-19 testing has been published after NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced hundreds of frontline staff would be given antigen tests from next week.

The guidance from NHSE said acute trusts should prioritise testing staff working in critical care, emergency departments and ambulance services, along with “any other high priority groups you determine locally”.

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Source: HSJ, 30 March 2020

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