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Covid-19 antibody testing - indemnity arrangements

NHS England understands there has been some concern regarding the indemnity arrangements that apply for primary care staff who undertake antibody testing on other NHS workers.

To ensure that indemnity is not a barrier to the NHS supporting the Government’s antibody testing programme where you are not covered for this activity under your existing indemnity/insurance arrangements, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus (CNSC) will provide clinical negligence indemnity cover. This cover is for primary care staff who take blood samples from any NHS primary care contractor’s staff, including colleagues, or other NHS employees for the purpose of a Covid-19 antibody test. A FAQ covering this topic is also published on the CNSC FAQ pages of NHS Resolution’s website.