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Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital

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Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital

Simon Stevens says NHS worker coronavirus testing will double on visit to Nightingale Hospital

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has said Covid-19 testing will start to be rolled out across NHS workers this week.

The move comes amid confusion about the scale of testing in the UK after a Cabinet minister claimed the 10,000-a-day target set by the Government had been met, while Public Health England said the latest figure was 9,114.

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