OVs can electronically receive notifications
and submit TB test results to APHA.
See the advantages and how to register page
for more information.
The service status is manually updated when there are Issues or Planned Maintenance which may affect Sam and/or the Government Gateway.
Sam has been updated to support the forthcoming management of work by Delivery Partners in England and Wales. Further information is available in the documents below:
Important changes to the way APHA commissions TB testing and other services and Enhancement to Sam work baskets
Planned maintenance and reported issues
Sam Downtime - Updated 15th May 2016
Government Gateway Downtime - Updated 25th May 2016
Reported Issues Updated 25th May 2016
Working offline during planned maintenance
To minimise potential disruption users are reminded that they can download a Working Form from Sam in Excel. Test data can be captured in excel and uploaded back into Sam later. Guidance on using excel can be found in Section 10, Part 2 and Section 12 of the Sam Official Veterinarian Practice Guide and the online e-learning module.