NHS staff offered new COVID-19 tests after initial checks found to be flawed

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NHS staff already tested for coronavirus have been informed their test results might have been inaccurate, a health minister has admitted.

Those healthcare workers are now being offered another COVID-19 test after their initial test was deemed to have been “not up to scratch”.

The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday that a leaked document revealed tests on thousands of NHS staff were found to be flawed.

The memo from Public Health England (PHE), dated 11 April, warned of “degraded” performance, meaning the test results are less reliable than first thought, the newspaper said.

It also said PHE testing centres have now been told to stop using existing tests by Thursday and to instead use tests supplied by commercial firms.

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