The provision of Testing kits, over the next few weeks, is being made available to all staff currently in a patient-facing role within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals and in COVID-19 Assessment Centres as per current Scottish Government criteria. This will include, in the first instance all clinical students on placement, porters, cleaners, maintenance staff, volunteers, chaplains, healthcare scientists, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), doctors, nurses, bank/agency staff.
Please check and confirm with your line manager that you wish to receive the testing kit if you meet the criteria.
Progress with the roll-out locations and other updates will be communicated via the Core Brief.
To further support the introduction of Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing, the following is available to ensure that staff know how to:
Please acknowledge receipt of your Lateral Flow Test kit by completing this online form.
The form is available from home device and on your mobile phone.
Please note that a Lot Number is required for question 16. The Lot Number is found on the outer box of kits. It’s a single digit character followed by 7 numbers e.g. A1234567.
Once your test is complete please enter the results into the following link, selecting Rapid Testing:
Again, this site can be accessed from home and from your mobile phone.
In addition to the Lot Number a Serial Number will be required. The serial number can be found on the testing tray.
All current Scottish Government guidance can be found here.
Should you have any issues with your testing kit, please contact the link below:
Guidance document : a guide for healthcare staff self-testing for coronavirus using a Lateral Flow Device
This guidance document outlines the contents of the Lateral Flow Device kit, how to swab yourself and perform the test safely and accurately. The guide also explains how to read and report your results, and actions to take should you receive a positive test result.
Poster: a summarised guide for healthcare staff self-testing for coronavirus using a Lateral Flow Device
This poster (pdf) can be printed off for use in clinical areas or as an additional support material for the guidance document.
In this instructional video the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland talks staff through the process of performing a Lateral Flow Device test for Covid-19
Frequently Asked Questions - updated 15/12/20
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Standard Operating Procedure
The SOP developed for use in NHS Scotland.