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Lateral Flow Tests – Update for Pharmacies

Service Updates


Lateral Flow Tests – Update for Pharmacies


Thank you for your efforts and patience

We recognise the challenging situation many pharmacy teams are facing to support the UK in the fight against COVID-19. Your efforts are truly appreciated, and we thank you for your patience during this period.

Demand for lateral flow devices continues to be high, however UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is supplying the Pharmacy Collect channel daily and around 10 million lateral flow tests are currently delivered to community pharmacies by Alliance Healthcare weekly.

Latest update

The UKHSA is pleased to confirm that from 8 January, deliveries of lateral flow devices into Alliance Healthcare now take place on Saturdays in addition to weekdays. This enables Alliance Healthcare to begin to process orders ahead of Monday deliveries, increasing the continuity of supply into pharmacy.


On Monday 10th January, Alliance Healthcare distributed the highest number of lateral flow tests so far in one day - 3.6 million collectively across the UK.


Please continue to visit the myahportal for the latest updates

We will continue to publish news from the UKHSA regarding lateral flow kit distribution on our myahportal. Please regularly visit the log in page, which will be refreshed daily. Pip cascade remains in place - where an alternative pip code is transmitted, this will automatically refer the order to whichever code is in stock at the time. 


Our Customer Service are here to support should you be experiencing any issues.