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Tuesday, November 03, 2020

DHSC Claims Not To Know The False Positive Rate!

On the 18 of September I sent the following FOI to the DHSC:

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please can you advise what the percentage of false positive rate is wrt the current Covid tests?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Ken Frost

By law they should have provided me with an answer by 16 October.

Their answer finally arrived today, here it is:

Freedom of Information Team  
Department of Health and Social Care  
39 Victoria Street 
Mr Ken Frost 
Dear Mr Frost, 
Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1256671 
Thank you for your request dated 18 September 2020 in which you asked the Department of 
Health and Social Care (DHSC): 
“Please can you advise what the percentage of false positive rate is wrt the current Covid 
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 
DHSC does not hold the information you requested. We do not hold percentage figures for the 
false positive rate regarding current COVID-19 tests. 
If you are not satisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to appeal by asking for 
an internal review. This should be submitted within two months of the date of this letter and sent to, or to the address at the top of this letter. 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communication. 
If you are not content with the outcome of your internal review, you may complain directly to the 
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you 
have already appealed our original response and received our internal review decision. You should 
raise your concerns with the ICO within three months of your last meaningful contact with us. 
The ICO can be contacted at:  
The Information Commissioner's Office  
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane  

Yours sincerely, 
Hazel Percy 
Freedom of Information Officer 

I have requested an internal review:

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'False Positive Percentage'.

I asked what the false positive rate was, when you finally answered you stated that you do not hold that information:

1 Why do you not hold that information?
2 Who does?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

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1 comment:

  1. I don't remember if I shared this with you. NICE on their website said the standard NHS test (I presume Ab test NOT PCR) has a false positive rate of 2%.