Updates to the LFD service and the flexible provision of pharmaceutical services

The COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service was amended with effect from 4th October 2021, to support the need for increased traceability of test kits and to continue to assist NHS Test and Trace with efforts to identify COVID positive cases, helping to break the chain of transmission.

For more details on the changes, an updated SOP and service specification visit NumarkNet

COVID-19 LFD Distribution Advanced Service (England)

The declaration of emergency which allowed pharmacies to make temporary changes to opening hours or temporary closures has been extended to 31st January 2022.  Before making changes to opening hours, pharmacies must

  1. Have adequate reasons for these changes have been provided to NHSE&I
  2. Provide NHSE&I 24 hrs’ notice of these changes 
  3. NHSE&I has agreed these changes or has not objected to them.

For more information, visit the PSNC