Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Tests Supply Eligibility

From 1 April, the lateral flow device (LFD) tests supply service for patients potentially eligible for COVID-19 treatments will be updated to include:

  • people aged 85 years and over
  • people with end-stage heart failure who have a long-term ventricular assistance device
  • people on the organ transplant waiting list
  • people aged 70 years and over, or who have a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or more, diabetes or heart failure, and: − are resident in a care home, or − are already hospitalised.

Eligible patients can obtain a free box of five LFD tests from a participating community pharmacy.

For the NHS Operational Note on the service expansion click here.

For a map of pharmacies providing the LFD service in the Thames Valley click here.