Have you submitted your C-19 test distribution service weekly data?

Have you submitted your C-19 test distribution service weekly data?

July 23, 2021

Contractors who have signed up to provide the NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service are reminded of the need to record the following information on the NHSBSA Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by close of business on the pharmacy’s last trading day of the week: 

Test kits received from wholesalers
When contractors receive test kits from the wholesaler, the following information must be entered on the MYS portal by close of business on the pharmacy’s last trading day of the week: 

  • LOT Number (e.g. A1234567) 
  • Quantity of cartons (xx Cartons)
  • Supplying wholesaler  
  • Date of receipt (DD/MM/YY) 

PSNC has produced a COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Stock Record Sheet (available in PDF or Microsoft Word) which contractors can use to record this information to allow the information to be added to the MYS portal at a later date/time in the week. 

Contractors are also required to keep the above information for six months (as well as record this information on the MYS platform) to support product recalls on the test kits. 

Supplying test kits
When contractors supply test kits, they are required to ask three questions and the answers to two of the questions must be entered into the MYS portal by the close of business on the pharmacy’s last trading day of the week. 

PSNC has produced data collection sheets which contractors can use to record the answers to these questions (PDF or Microsoft Word); this information can then to be added to the MYS portal at a later date/time in the week. 

These are requirements of the service specification and assist the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) with weekly activity reporting to the Government, as well as supporting DHSC with regular monitoring of test kit stock availability. 

Important
Where pharmacies are not routinely reporting the distribution of test kits to the public, but are still ordering test kits from the wholesaler, this may be viewed as an accumulation of test kits. DHSC may therefore request that Alliance Healthcare Distribution blocks further orders for test kits from these pharmacies. These order bars may then not be lifted until reported distribution from the pharmacy via MYS indicates more regular use of the service at the pharmacy and a reduced level of test kits stock held in the pharmacy.  

 



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