National Health Service

Exciting plans for Musgrove Hospital

Sniff of hope

Staff at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are playing a vital role in a major trial to see if bio-detection dogs can sniff out Corona virus in humans. The trail will determine whether dogs could be used as a rapid, non-invasive diagnostic tool for the virus.

Before the dogs can be put through their paces, the researchers require samples for these super sniffers to carry out their work, and that’s where our local NHS staff come in.The team of researchers are collecting sample from volunteer NHS staff and members of the their households from 18 NHS Trusts, who are due to be tested for COVID-19.