UKHSA suspends routine Covid testing in hospitals and care homes

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More than 800 staff are due to be lost from UK health protection teams across the country in the coming months, a reduction of 40% from the current 2,000 members of staff. One insider said people were being given two weeks’ notice that their contracts were being ended early, and the way it was being dealt with was similar to the “recent situation at P&O”. The agency plans to cut jobs and suspend routine Covid testing in hospitals and care homes to save money.

Guardian report


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** This post was originally published on April 26, 2022 **