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New Service Launch: Lateral Flow Device Tests Supply Advanced Service

This is an announcement on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.

On Monday 6 November 2023 the ‘Lateral Flow Device Tests Supply Service’ will be launched, enabling the supply of Covid-19 Lateral Flow Devices from the pharmacy to patients that form part of the eligible cohort. The full list of eligibility criteria is determined by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and can be found in the NICE guidelines ‘Supporting information on risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19’.

A fee of £4.00 (plus VAT) will be paid for each completed transaction of the supply of one box of five Covid-19 Lateral Flow Devices and the cost of tests supplied will be paid according to arrangements set out in the November 2023 Drug Tariff.

Further information can be found on the NHSE website including the Service Specification.

Read the directions for this service (PDF: 148KB).