Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd March 2021.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide private hospitals providing mental health treatment with access to publicly-funded asymptomatic covid-19 testing kits for patients, staff and visitors.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Private hospital settings providing National Health Service commissioned care can access testing through their local commissioning NHS trust or clinical commissioning group. Private hospitals who do not provide NHS-commissioned care may access publicly funded asymptomatic testing through national workplace testing.

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