Covid in Scotland: Fears over speed of test results

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Doctor holding a swab

(Source: BBC News)

NHS staff in Scotland are not getting coronavirus test results quickly enough, doctors have claimed.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has called for the testing programme to be "re-examined" as demand on the health service increases. Nursing unions said the testing regime had improved but delays to results was putting pressure on the NHS.

Health and social care workers have the top priority access to testing. The Scottish government said the testing of NHS workers was part of a wider testing strategy review but pointed out that NHS staff tests on average take just over 27 hours when processed within the same board.

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