LFD service starts today

Community pharmacy owners can from today (Monday 6th November 2023) start providing the Lateral flow device tests supply service for patients potentially eligible for COVID-19 treatments (LFD service).

Before providing the service, pharmacy owners must have signed up on the NHSBSA’s MYS portal, after which they will be able to provide the service. Pharmacy owners should also update NHS Profile Manager to show that their pharmacy is providing the service.

The LFD service, which is an Advanced service funded outside of the CPCF global sum, allows eligible patients who have risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19 to obtain LFD test kits from participating community pharmacies.

Access to LFD test kits allows eligible patients to self-test if they have symptoms which suggest they may have COVID-19, with the potential for them to access treatment if the result is positive.

Read more about the LFD service and view the support materials available to help you provide the service

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