COVID-19 test evaluation - Scotland governance arrangements

As part of the NHSScotland response to coronavirus (COVID-19), an innovation workstream has been created to manage the evaluation of antibody tests.

Suppliers seeking to offer antibody tests can visit our National Procurement website to find out more about the validation process.

All direct requests for antibody test evaluation should be sent by email to

The workstream has been convened at the request of Prof. David Crossman, Chief Scientist (Health) and Chair of the Scottish Government COVID-19 Test Strategy Group. It aims to take advantage of rapid innovations in the field whilst avoiding duplication of effort between health boards.

NHS National Services Scotland is the host health board governing the innovation workstream, linking with health boards through National Diagnostic Networks, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Public Health Scotland.

Further information on testing is available on the MHRA webpage.




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