Our response to COVID-19 has outlined the huge benefits of collaborating – together we were able to make a massive difference to the lives of local people and their families.

The trusts supported each other to manage critical care capacity during time of huge pressure on NHS services, for example.

Pathology services also worked together to coordinate testing at scale. As one of 11 pilot sites for rapid saliva (LAMP) testing, by working collaboratively the service was set up in record time to enable mass testing of NHS staff.

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