Pharmacy Collect: December claims submission extended 

As high demand for Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test kits continues, community pharmacy contractors now have until the end of January 2022 to submit their December 2021 claims for the Pharmacy Collect service.

The UK Health Security Agency, Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England and NHS Improvement have agreed to a request from PSNC for contractors to be granted an extension to the usual submission deadline on an exceptional basis. This is in recognition of the current level of demand for LFDs (and the consequent number of individual transactions which need to be recorded on the NHS Business Services Authority’s (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service (MYS) portal)  and the increased levels of activity for pharmacy teams at this time of year.

Contractors must submit claims for the provision of the Pharmacy Collect service during the month of December 2021 before 11.59pm on 31st January 2022. The NHSBSA has confirmed that claims received by this time will still be processed alongside the rest of the December submission bundle and therefore will not lead to a delay in payment.