NHS Scotland has introduced a dispensing GP practice COVID-19 test kit distribution service. This is designed to allow asymptomatic people to collect LFD test kits, free of charge, for home testing.
From July 1, practices will be paid:
- a participation fee of £450 to cover initial set-up costs including creating an SOP for the service, staff training and storage costs
- a distribution fee of £2.00 per kit per person.
Free test kits can be ordered from Alliance Healthcare.
The service will be reviewed by the end of August. Commissioning recognises that GP dispensing practices provide a vital role in rural communities by helping members of the public access medication in hard-to-reach areas, according to the Scottish Government.