Pharmacy Collect: New Pharmacy Lateral Flow Kit Distribution Service

Pharmacy Collect: New Pharmacy Lateral Flow Kit Distribution Service

April 6, 2021

A new Advanced service – the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service – has now been added to the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF).

The funding for the service comes from outside the pharmacy Global Sum and it is made up of the following elements:

  1. An early sign-up fee of £200 + VAT, for any contractors who sign up to provide the service by 23:59 on 18th April 2021
  2. one-off set-up fee of £250 + VAT, which covers set-up costs including creating a standard operating procedure for the service and training staff who will be involved in providing the service, and storage costs for the test kits ordered from wholesalers
  3. service fee of £1.50 + VAT per transaction

That means contractors signing up to provide the service by 23:59 on 18th April 2021 will receive £450 + VAT in up-front payments for the service, in addition to the service fee for each transaction undertaken.

This service, which pharmacy contractors can choose to provide, aims to improve access to asymptomatic COVID-19 testing by making lateral flow device (LFD) test kits readily available at community pharmacies.

The service is part of the NHS Test and Trace offering to the public and people will self-administer the tests away from the pharmacy, for example, at home.

Find out more including how to register on the PSNC website

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