Community Pharmacies in England to be invited to order Lateral Flow Covid-19 tests

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21-12-2020

NHSE England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I)published a letter on the 16th December which details how primary care contractors can order lateral flow Covid-19 tests for all primary care staff which includes those working in patient facing roles in community pharmacy. Each pharmacy will receive an invitation to order enough tests to cover a 12 week period by email to their shared NHS mail accounts. The tests are to be used on asymptomatic staff twice weekly .This will be a phased invitation process and community pharmacies will need to place their order before the 30th of December. The kits are expected to be delivered from early January. Members are advised to look out for internal communications on this from Boots and for the NHSE/I invitation email.