20 March 2020
The British Society for Immunology knows many of our members are keen to lend their expertise and resources to the health authorities to assist with the increase number of tests for COVID-19 that the Government wishes to carry out over the coming weeks.
Yesterday, the BSI wrote to the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, as well as each of the chief medical officers in the devolved nations, to highlight this resource. We know that, in some areas, the link up with health authorities is working well, but this does not apply to the whole country. We wish to assist with efforts by collecting data on where difficulties in linking up have occurred. If you are an immunologist who would like to assist with efforts to help testing for COVID-19 but don't know how or are having problems linking up with resources locally, please click on the link below to complete the short survey.