Breakdown in NHS supply chain delays vital Covid-19 and cancer tests


 

A major supply chain failure at the distribution warehouse of Swiss diagnostics company Roche in Newhaven, East Sussex has delayed NHS blood tests and screenings for diseases including Covid-19 and cancer. The company has admitted “unforseen issues” with automation at the site, which it opened last month, have led to a “very significant” drop in processing capacity which it “deeply regrets”. It is understood the problem is being worked on “around the clock” but could affect thousands of patients. “The […]