testing

Monday, August 10, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Minister: Scientists not advising routine testing in schools

Health and care minister Helen Whately defended the government over testing pupils and teachers as schools prepare to reopen in September.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

Jonathan Ashworth: Boris Johnson cannot put his feet up this August

The shadow health secretary has called for improved coronavirus testing and tracing this August in time for schools to reopen in September.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

‘Game changer’: New 90-minute coronavirus tests to be rolled out

‘Game changer’: New 90-minute coronavirus tests to be rolled out

Minister Nadhim Zahawi has praised British innovators in the development of two new Covid-19 tests that can produce results within hours.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘All we want to know is accurate data’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘All we want to know is accurate data’

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has taken health minister Edward Argar to task over the government's coronavirus testing figures.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

New antibody test ‘100% accurate’, says Public Health England

PHE said the new blood test was “highly specific” and had an accuracy of 100 per cent in detecting people who had ever had Covid-19.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Public Health England ‘working around the clock’ to boost testing

Public Health England ‘working around the clock’ to boost testing

Paul Cosford, emeritus chief medical officer for PHE, told talkRADIO that coordinating mass testing for Covid-19 was “not a simple process”.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Robert Jenrick: ‘Global shortage’ affecting coronavirus testing

Robert Jenrick: ‘Global shortage’ affecting coronavirus testing

The Housing Secretary said the government was working with experts to “ramp up” testing, but blamed a high global demand for the delay.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jonathan Ashworth: ‘We’re still not testing enough’

Jonathan Ashworth: ‘We’re still not testing enough’

The shadow health secretary has urged the government to increase community testing for coronavirus.