Update on COVID swab testing in general practice


Last week, NHS Test and Trace rolled out a new service making COVID polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab testing capability available to all general practices in England on a voluntary, opt in basis. This has been positively received with high levels of interest – over 1,700 practices have registered to use the service with over 68,000 test kits ordered.

All practices should have received a Unique Organisation Number (UON) via email that enables them to register to use the service. The email address originates from  ‘organisation.coronavirus.testing@notifications.service.gov.uk’. If you have found that you have not received it, please first check your emails including spam folders. If are still unable to identify it, please call our 119 helpdesk and they will be able to assist you.

You can find further information here or you can attend one of our webinars.