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A British entrepreneur has given £1 million to help small laboratories across the UK provide COVID-19 tests for frontline workers


Mike Fischer CBE promised the funds to the COVID-19 Volunteer Testing Network.

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Hundreds of little labs 'ready to fill NHS coronavirus test gap'


A British entrepreneur has called on hundreds of small laboratories across the country to begin testing frontline healthcare workers.

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This millionaire has converted a research centre into a coronavirus testing centre capable of 500 tests a day - and he wants to fund other labs to do the same.

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Volunteer lab network launches to expand UK Covid-19 testing


A voluntary laboratory network has launched to expand Covid-19 testing for key workers in the UK.

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How to ramp up Covid-19 mass testing immediately in the UK.


Henley man gives £1m to virus fight


An entrepreneur from Henley has given £1million towards a project he launched to help small laboratories provide coronavirus testing for frontline healthcare staff.

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Volunteer Network to Support Covid-19 Testing Across Local Regions


With the UK urgently needing to expand capacity for Covid-19 testing, thousands of small laboratories with the right equipment, personnel and processes to run Covid-19 testing have got onboard.


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Volunteer laboratory network launched to expand Covid-19 testing for key workers


The Covid-19 Volunteer Testing Network launched on 1st April 2020 to provide essential additional testing capacity to front-line workers. 



Volunteer laboratory network launched to expand Covid-19 testing for key workers


The project, started by Mike Fischer CBE, who helped small laboratories convert to run critical antigen testing and identify Covid-19 cases among local healthcare workers.


Northampton lab volunteers to test county's GP staff for Covid-19 "at least once a week"


The lab aims to test as many as 300 swabs a day and to return results within 24 hours.


Labs whose offers of testing help have been ignored by the government give services to GP surgeries


Private laboratories whose offers of help with coronavirus testing are being ignored by the government have started testing...


Scientist donates £1,000,000 to massively increase UK coronavirus testing


A British entrepreneur has donated £1,000,000 of his own money to establish a network of labs that could dramatically increase coronavirus testing.

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Coronavirus: Scientists show Dunkirk spirit to form scientific flotilla of 'little ships' to boost virus testing


A network of small laboratories will seek to massively expand COVID-19 testing.


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Honeyman and Volunteer Group to Provide COVID-19 Screening for Frontline HCPs


The Honeyman Group in Barnard Castle, County Durham, will be the first private laboratory in the North of England to provide COVID-19 screening for frontline healthcare professionals. 



Edinburgh biotech company offers free Covid-19 tests for NHS frontline staff whether or not they have symptoms


A CAPITAL-BASED biotech company is the first in Scotland to offer free coronavirus tests to frontline NHS workers.

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Every Test Counts - Volunteer Network Aims To Help Increase COVID-19 Testing


The COVID-19 Volunteer Testing Network is hoping to bolster national testing efforts by helping small laboratories with relevant equipment to convert to COVID-19 testing.

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CCL offers 500 Covid-19 tests a day for care homes in Cambridge region


A Milton-based laboratory is now offering Covid-19 testing for care homes in the Cambridge region.


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Cambridge lab launches COVID-19 testing for care homes


Cambridge Clinical Laboratories (CCL) has been approved by NHS England & Improvement and contracted by Department of Health and Social Care, to provide testing services for COVID-19 antigen testing.


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