Policy positions

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We are continuing to engage with national decision makers to support members’ response to COVID-19. Our influencing is based on members’ views and experiences, which inform our policy positions.

This section details our positions on testing, personal protective equipment and ventilators. 

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Testing and contact tracing

An overview of the key issues raised by members and stakeholders on testing and tracing, and our asks of the government.

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This page highlights the key issues raised by members across the system since the start of the pandemic, emerging issues and our asks of the government.

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