Purchase of Lateral Flow Tests

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

According to reports online, the UK seems to have run out of Lateral Flow Tests which the public have been encouraged to use to test for Covid symptoms. In January the Guardian reported that the UK had bought 380 million tests from Innova Medical.

I would like to know how many LFTs the UK government has so far purchased in total from all companies? If you cannot give a precise figure, an approximate figure would be fine.

Yours faithfully,

John Lubbock

Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Lubbock,

Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1379134

Thank you for your request, which we received on 13 December 2021.  
On 1 October 2021, the responsibility for information relating to the NHS
Test and Trace programme moved from the Department of Health and Social
Care to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). 
With your consent, we can transfer your request, which is outlined below,
to UKHSA so that it can reply to you directly. If you wish for us to do
this for you, please contact us at [1][DHSC request email]. 
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If we do not hear from you by 16 December 2021, we will assume you either
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Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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