Press release: NHS Test and Trace meets new year surge in demand with faster turnaround times

13% of all PCR swab tests since start of pandemic carried out in first fortnight of January 2021 Significant improvement in test turnaround times: 85.0% of in-person test results returned the next day after the test was taken, compared with 63.0% the week beforeNHS Test and Trace has continued to reach a high volume of cases and contacts and, with improving turnaround times for tests, the service has seen a record-breaking start to the new year.In the first 2 weeks of January, NHS Test and Trace has carried out more than 13% of the PCR tests conducted to date. Approximately 331,000 people received a positive result, with NHS…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) statistics: 7 January to 13 January 2021

The data reflects the first 33 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England since late March.Testing: people tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) time taken for test results to become availableContact tracing: people transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached close contacts identified for cases managed and not managed by local health protection teams (HPTs), and time taken for them to be reached Source link

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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Department Of Health NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology HTML Details DHSC publishes weekly statistics on coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing dating from when the NHS Test and Trace service started on 28 May 2020.These statistics cover: number of people tested for coronavirus in England number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England time taken for test results to become available in England distance to take a test in-person in England number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England that were then transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached number of recent close contacts identified, and the…

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Daily contact testing in schools: statement from PHE and NHS TT about next steps

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Guidance: Overseas NHS visitors: non-NHS bodies implementing the charging regulations

Published 1 August 2018 Last updated 18 January 2021 +show all updates 18 January 2021 In Annex A, corrected paragraph 2 in the section on the immigration health surcharge: 'For non-urgent treatment, the providers commissioner funds 75% of this until the money is recovered from the patient' has been changed to 'For urgent and immediately necessary treatment, the provider's commissioner funds 75% of this until the money is recovered from the patient'. 13 January 2021 Updated with information on access to healthcare for EU citizens now the Brexit transition period has ended, reflecting the terms of the UKEU Trade and Co-operation Agreement on reciprocal healthcare arrangements. 21 February…

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Press release: £7.5 million to digitally schedule shifts and save NHS staff time

The investment is part of a 26 million national fund to have all NHS doctors, nurses and other clinical staff on e-rostering systems by 2021, shown to be particularly invaluable during the pandemic E-rostering can save time and effort when redeploying staff, digitally matching staff skillset with patient care requirements and geography, while managing working hours and pay to save clinicians time and effort every weekNHS hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across 38 more trusts will be able to save staff time and money by rolling out digital shift planning, known as e-rostering systems, thanks to 7.5 million government funding.During the pandemic, e-rostering has proven instrumental when redeploying staff,…

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Press release: NHS Test and Trace reaches one million people over new year, as record numbers test positive

A record one million people were reached by NHS Test and Trace contact tracers during the reporting week A record 683,124 contacts of people who tested positive were reached by NHS Test and Trace during the reporting week The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme is extended until 31 March The number of mobile testing units will double to 500, with new and improved vehicles able to store twice the number of testsMore than one million people were contacted and told to self-isolate during the first week of 2021 people who might otherwise have gone on to infect others. This means that 92.7% of contacts, and 86.6% of…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) statistics: 31 December 2020 to 6 January 2021

The data reflects the first 32 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England since late March.Testing people tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) time taken for test results to become availableContact tracing people transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached close contacts identified for cases managed and not managed by local health protection teams (HPTs), and time taken for them to be reached Source link

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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology

Department Of Health NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology HTML Details DHSC publishes weekly statistics on coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing dating from when the NHS Test and Trace service started on 28 May 2020.These statistics cover: number of people tested for coronavirus in England number of people who tested positive for coronavirus in England time taken for test results to become available in England distance to take a test in-person in England number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England that were then transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached number of recent close contacts identified, and the…

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Guidance: Overseas NHS visitors: non-NHS bodies implementing the charging regulations

Published 1 August 2018 Last updated 13 January 2021 +show all updates 13 January 2021 Updated with information on access to healthcare for EU citizens now the Brexit transition period has ended, reflecting the terms of the UKEU Trade and Co-operation Agreement on reciprocal healthcare arrangements. 21 February 2020 Updated with information on healthcare access during the transition period. 24 October 2019 Updated with information on implementing the NHS overseas visitors charging regulations in a no-deal Brexit. 1 August 2018 First published. Source link

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