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The BreakingNationalNews Team Awareness Team has received: a number Inquiries about NVS Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Side Flow Distribution Service. Here are some of the questions asked this week.

H. Details of community pharmacy contractors registered to serve Will must be manually entered on the NHS Test and Trace Site Finder map.
No. Contractor data will be automatically added to this document map: when they register to provide a service through a service Manage your service portal (MYS)All contractor details will be handled by the NHS Test & Trace team.

H. Will contractors charge extra if they order trial packages from Alliance Health but they are not the main wholesaler of the pharmacy?
No. There will be no surcharge for test package orders.

H. Should I keep a record of more shares than MYS?
Yes Contractors must keep a record of stocks received from wholesalers, which is kept for six months from the date the warehouse is delivered to the pharmacy. A template to use to save these records is available on the C-19 Side Stream Distribution Service website.

H. If I order test kits from more than one source, are there any additional points to consider?
Yes In the event that a contractor orders more than one wholesale package, they are advised to either keep separate wholesale packages separately or to decide which stock came from which wholesale. This allows contractors to determine which shares may be affected in the event of a product recall being linked to a particular wholesaler.

H. The description of specific items shows that contractors can divide each transaction into two to four boxes, with teams of pharmacists acting at the pharmacist’s discretion. Should the pharmacist allow deliveries whenever more than two boxes are required?
No. The pharmacist retains general responsibility and discretion in providing the service, so he can instruct his team on how they want the service to work. They can supply a maximum of four boxes per transaction. In the event that there are any concerns regarding the request for test kits, the pharmaceutical teams should involve the pharmacist in the transaction.

More FAQs on availability can be found on the C-19 Side Stream Distribution Service website.


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