6- COVID 19 Anti body Test for Healthcare Staff


As you will be aware an anti-body test for COVID 19 is now available. The NHS is keen for all Healthcare staff to have had a test so we would urge you to apply for one over the next 6 weeks.

We have been asked to circulate the below message and the attachment.

It has been arranged for community pharmacy to be able to access the antibody test at RCHT. If they phone through to the RCHT coronavirus helpline on 01872-252205 and then pick the various options etc.

The system might change to on-line at some point but for now telephone is best. Our intention is to be able to offer the test at West Cornwall Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital, Treliske and Wadebridge sites- so hopefully no-one will have to travel too far.

Some things to note;

  • It’s available to all staff in the community pharmacy.
  • They will need to complete the consent form (attached)- please ensure this is done accurately and  before they attend for the test.
  • NHS number and accurate mobile number crucial.
  • The results are texted out to people and may take up to 48hrs (two working days) to be sent out. “I’ve arranged for community pharmacy to be able to access the antibody test at RCHT. If they phone through to the RCHT coronavirus helpline on 01872-252205 and then pick the various options etc.
  • The system might change to on-line at some point but for now telephone is best. Our intention is to be able to offer the test at West Cornwall Hospital, St Michaels Hospital, Treliske and Wadebridge sites- so hopefully no-one will have to travel too far.

Some things to note;

  • It’s available to all staff in the community pharmacy.
  • They will need to complete the consent form (attached)- please ensure this is done accurately and  before they attend for the test.
  • NHS number and accurate mobile number crucial.
  • The results are texted out to people and may take up to 48hrs (two working days) to be sent out.”

We believe that in large Boots stores this only applies to the Health Care staff. If you have any queries or issues getting a test please come back to us.

Antibody test – words re test and consent Final v2 29.05.2020