C-19 LFD distribution service: changes to the service


As previously reported, amendments to the NHS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Distribution Service (Pharmacy Collect) have been agreed and an updated version of the service specification has been issued to contractors today (9th September 2021) via NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams.

Changes have been made to the service and the funding arrangements, which are detailed in the service specification.

PSNC has published updated resources to support contractors with implementing the changes and providing the revised service.

Visit our C-19 LFD distribution service hub page

Marketing materials

NHS Test and Trace has sent new marketing materials to contractors providing the service to enable them to proactively inform people who use the service of the changes. The marketing materials consist of A3 and A4 colour posters and A5 flyers.

From Monday 13th September 2021, where space permits, contractors are asked to display at least one the posters and to hand out the A5 flyers to citizens who are picking up a rapid COVID-19 tests in the run up to the change in the service.

These materials will be arriving by DX couriers this week (from 6th of September onwards).

Contractors who do not receive their materials by 15th September should contact PharmacyCollect@dhsc.gov.uk stating the pharmacy name, ODS code and address.