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Coronavirus: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 102784, tabled on 12 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many private PCR test providers have been requested to undertake correction action within a set timeframe as a result of providing inadequate services; and if he will publish the (a) names of those companies, (b) correction action required, (c) timeframes given and (d) whether the corrective action has been completed.

Answered on

21 March 2022

As of 14 January 2022, 88 providers had been requested to undertake corrective action in order to meet minimum standards and as a result were removed from GOV.UK. No set timeframes were issued for corrective action to be undertaken. Private providers may be reinstated to the list once evidence of such actions has been submitted to the Department.

Since 6 December 2021, a further 465 providers received warnings in relation to prices published on GOV.UK to ensure they are accurate and match the provider’s website. We are unable to provide the names of these companies as this information is commercially sensitive.