Trusts in England have been reminded about the measures they need to take around infection prevention and control.

Amanda Pritchard, NHS England and NHS Improvement's Chief Operating Officer, has written to trusts, summarising the key actions that they need to take.

Boards’ responsibilities

Staff testing

Patient testing


“It’s not just important for the protection of our patients, but also to give patients confidence that it’s safe to come to hospital if they need to and understandably, this issue has a high level of political, media and patient attention.”
– Amanda Pritchard


Industry insight

Being aware of how hospitals are working as they battle Covid-19 is important, especially as they are expected to operate as normally as possible, even in the current national measures.


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NHS England and NHS Improvement website: Key actions: infection prevention and control and testing

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