London Boroughs add booking systems for lateral flow testing

Several London Boroughs are to work with Stopford to implement localised booking systems for their authority’s lateral flow testing programmes.

Since the successful go live last week with our first standalone COVID Test System for the City of York Council, Stopford have been approached by a number of local government organisations looking to allocate fast and or symptom-free Coronavirus testing.

The most recent project requests have included the development of their own standalone system, while another has looked for an extension of their existing agenda generic appointment system to include a specialised COVID Test booking type.

Lateral Flow Testing in London Boroughs

Stopford’s COVID Test appointment booking system makes use of the wide array of functionality from our all-in-one solution for local government appointment booking, agenda generic, and specialises the suite of features for use by testing centre staff.

From creating testing bays, configuring timeslots and managing bookings through the comprehensive electronic diary, council’s testing teams will be able to oversee the running of unlimited sites in real-time from just the one system. 

Each system also includes customised confirmation/email reminder templates alongside tailored reporting that management can utilise to best analyse the delivery of testing.

In addition to this, existing agenda generic users can simply expand their system by adding COVID Testing as a booking option and then adding testing team users to the system with their desired permissions. Due to the robust set of user permissions, other appointment-based services like Bulky Waste Removal within agenda generic will be able to work concurrently with testing staff from the one system without clashing, ensuring all services can run smoothly and securely.

Stopford’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Scott Graham, had this to say about the growing interest in online booking solutions for lateral flow testing:

“We are reaching an important time in the pandemic and are increasingly hearing from local authorities who are looking for ways to best distribute symptom-free COVID booking slots.

By creating it as both a standalone booking system and as an appointment type within our agenda generic appointment system, we’re looking to provide the flexible access to our comprehensive pandemic solutions in both the most cost-effective and time-efficient ways possible.”

For more on our all-purpose Appointment Booking system, agenda generic, visit its product page. If you’d like to reach out to the Stopford team to discuss your own standalone booking system for Lateral Flow Testing or arrange a demostration, send us a message through our contact form