Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care www.gov.uk/dhsc
39 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0EU
Euan McCutcheon email@example.com
18 August 2021
Dear Euan McCutcheon, Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1351363
Thank you for your request dated 2 August, in which you asked the Department of Health and
Social Care (DHSC):
“- How much NHS Track and Trace has spent on text messages confirming lateral flow test
- How much are you being charged per full-text message (this is the entier message not per
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
For ease of reference your questions have been answered below. How much NHS Track and Trace has spent on text messages confirming lateral flow test results?
The total of all costs incurred for LFD test result notification is £12,992,336.32 + VAT
How much are you being charged per full-text message (this is the entier message not per
The cost of LFD test result notifications depends on the circumstances of the test, the test result
and the UK nation where the test was carried out. The average historical cost per notification
message is 7.3p + VAT.
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