Staff COVID Swabbing Service


Lateral flow registration form

We are now asking all staff to complete a new lateral flow testing registration form. This form must be completed (once only) by all staff using an existing box of lateral flow tests, or a new box.

Please be aware that if you take a box of lateral flow testing kits, you are committing to recording your results twice a week, agreeing to your data being passed to Public Health England.

Form to be filled out each time you test (we have shortened it)

Going forward, you can use our shorter online form to record your lateral flow results. Results must be recorded within 24 hours of taking the test.

Even if you have had the COVID-19 vaccination, it is really important to complete lateral flow testing twice weekly. Any staff member who has received a positive COVID-19 PCR test, should wait 90 days from their positive test, before recommencing lateral flow testing.

This is a great opportunity for all our staff and we are grateful for your participation.

Opting out

If for whatever reason, you do not want to be involved in lateral flow testing, please complete our short survey to let us know why. Or if you have taken a lateral flow testing kit and for whatever reason you want to opt out please contact Nichola.kane1@nhs.net

If you have any questions about lateral flow testing, please email Nichola.kane1@nhs.net

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please see the below document for answers to the most common questions about our staff lateral flow testing:


Symptomatic Swab Testing

Testing is only to be requested for individuals with one of the following symptoms and only once all guidance documentation has been read and understood.

Symptoms:                                                                     

  1. A high temperature
  2. A new, continuous cough
  3. A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

KHFT Staff – If you, or anyone in your household, has one of the applicable symptoms please read the KHFT guidance (SOP), the relevant flow chart if you are at home (Flow Chart A) or at work (Flow Chart B), complete the triage form (Triage Form) and inform your line manager.

NHS Community staff – If you have one of the applicable symptoms please read the NHS Community guidance (SOP), follow the flow chart (Community Flow Chart), complete the triage form (Triage Form) and inform your line manager as indicated by your organisational processes.

KHFT staff and household results – Once you receive your result please follow the flowchart to manage your self-isolation or safely return to work.

NHS Community results – once you receive you result please discuss with your line manager as per your organisational processes.

Any queries, including those from line managers, please email khft.staffswabtest@nhs.net  


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