It is expected that all care homes in the UK are now testing for COVID-19 even if they don’t have a symptomatic employee or resident. A National Hub has now been established and care homes which are registered with the CQC can request for swabs to be sent out to all residents and staff.
However, as Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Conservative cabinet member for adult care, said: “There is some concern that swabs will not be taken correctly, as it relies on the local care staff to do them and they have not necessarily been trained specifically in this task”.
Shortly after the statement, QCS as the leading compliance management system for the healthcare sector produced a Guide to Swabbing and an accompanying Swabbing Consent Form. It helps to ensure you and your staff can take swabs confidently knowing that you’re compliant and following procedures correctly.
Meeting Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act