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Perspectives on COVID-19 testing policies and practices: a qualitative study with scientific advisors and NHS health care workers in England

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Background As COVID-19 death rates have risen and health-care systems have experienced increased demand, national testing strategies have come under scrutiny. Utilising qualitative interview data from a larger COVID-19 study, this paper provides insights into influences on and the enactment of national COVID-19 testing strategies for health care workers (HCWs) in English NHS settings during wave one of the COVID-19 pandemic (March–August 2020). Through the findings we aim to inform learning a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12889-021-11285-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7247-7674
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Public Health More from this journal
Volume:
21
Article number:
1216
Publication date:
2021-06-24
Acceptance date:
2021-06-10
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EISSN:
1471-2458
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1184596
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pubs:1184596
Deposit date:
2021-07-02

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