COVID Lateral Flow Test Service – Pharmacy Collect

The Lateral flow device tests supply service for patients potentially eligible for COVID-19 treatments (LFD service) was commissioned as an Advanced service from 6th November 2023. Full details of  this service can be viewed on the CPE website.

A new Advanced Service – the NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service has been added to the NHS community Pharmacy contractual Framework involving the distribution of Covid-19 lateral flow tests to asymptomatic individuals.

Community pharmacy contractors can choose to provide the service provided they meet the necessary requirements.   The service, which is part of NHS Test and Trace, involves pharmacies making the test kits available for members of the public to use at home free of charge. Pharmacies do not assist with the administration of tests or the reporting of test results.