Tuesday 29 September 2020 / 12:55 PM Coronavirus / Justin Madders

Worrying lack of NHS experience in test and trace after leadership change – Justin Madders

Justin Madders MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to reports that the former chief executive of Sainsbury’s is to take over as testing director at NHS Test and Trace, said:

“It is worrying that there will be even less NHS experience in test and trace after this change at the top.

“The fundamental mistake the Government made with test and trace was to bypass existing NHS structures and go for unproven private sector solutions. It is therefore hard to see how this change is going to improve on the dire performance we have seen so far.”