The head of NHS Test and Trace has defended paying consultants on average £1,000 per day, as she told MPs the service was having a “material impact” in the fight against Covid-19.
The number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in England has reached a new record high.
Campaigners have launched legal proceedings against the Government claiming it handed out top jobs in the coronavirus pandemic to “cronies” without proper competition.
Campaigners have submitted a legal challenge alleging that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock acted “unlawfully” when appointing key figures to top posts during the coronavirus crisis, it has been reported.
Coronavirus patients have decried continued “confusion” with NHS Test and Trace, with some taking it upon themselves to inform their loved ones to self-isolate after the system failed to alert them.
An NHS boss has revealed he is the latest senior figure among those leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic to be forced into self-isolation.
Baroness Dido Harding, who leads the NHS Test and Trace programme, has revealed she is self-isolating after receiving an alert from the service she runs.