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Susan Hopkins

Dr Susan Hopkins is a ‎Healthcare Epidemiologist Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Public Health England. She is also in post at The Royal Free London NHS Trust as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

COVID-19: Reintroducing confirmatory PCR testing

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As the prevalence of COVID-19 reduces to low levels in the population, the chance of a false positive result increases – though still remains unlikely. We can mitigate against the risk of false positives by confirming a positive lateral flow test with another test – such as a PCR test. Find out more about the reintroduction of confirmatory PCR testing.

COVID-19: Why continuing to follow the guidance after being vaccinated is so important

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The COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing to be rolled out at pace, but it's important we continue to reduce our risk of transmitting or catching the virus. This blog explains why this is so important.

Using open innovation and big data in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

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Public Health England has been awarded £5.1 million to create a virtual ‘open access’ centre, which will gather real-time patient data on resistant infections, helping clinicians understand when to use and preserve antibiotics in their treatment. Read the blog to find out more.