Official Veterinarians

Online TB test submission

Do you know?

- Which date should be entered in Sam when a TB test has been arranged?

- The type of TB test OVs can create? - Updated 03/04/14

- You can use a ‘wildcard’ when searching for a client?

- How to tell when a TB test is ready to be submitted?

Click here to find out.

Sam - Online TB test submission

Changes to Veterinary Delivery – Information for OVs

OVs can electronically receive notifications
and submit TB test results to APHA.
See the advantages and how to register page
for more information.

Service status

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

Service status
Service
Status
Last updated

Sam

status

11/08/2016

Government Gateway

status

17/08/2016

Planned maintenance and reported issues

Reported issues - Updated 20 July 2016

No reported issues.

Planned Maintenance

Sam Downtime - Updated 10th August 2016

Tuesday 13th September 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 14th September 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 4th October 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 5th October 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 25th October 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 26th October 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 6th December 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for Maintenance.

Government Gateway Downtime - Updated 10th August 2016
System Outage on 16th August 2016 from 23:59:00 to 06:00 on 17th August 2016

Potential outage or performance reduction on 24th August 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00

Potential outage or performance reduction on 25th August 2016 from 18:00 to 03:00 on 26th August 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.


Sam OV support

For queries about using Sam or the initial registration process please contact the Sam support desk on:

0208 026 1092
Email Sam support desk


Log on to Sam button

Sam Government Gateway registration and maintenance links