Alliance Healthcare is supporting community pharmacies in Northern Ireland by supplying NHS lateral flow tests to be distributed to people under the newly launched ‘Pharmacy Collect’ service.
The service, introduced by the Health Minister in Northern Ireland on Thursday (September 2), enables people to collect rapid Covid-19 tests from selected community pharmacies.
The service aims to identify Covid-positive cases and break the chain of transmission.
Pharmacies in Northern Ireland can now order lateral flow tests through Alliance Healthcare.
John Laverty, Head of Independent Pharmacy – Northern Ireland said: “Working in an exclusive partnership with the Department of Health, I am very proud that Alliance Healthcare is able to support this initiative.
“We have already seen 420 orders placed which equates to more than 500 cartons, and our teams at our Belfast Service Centre continue to work tirelessly, as we have done throughout the pandemic, to aid the incredible work of the NHS and community pharmacy in Northern Ireland.”
To date, 420 pharmacies have signed up for the scheme.