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 reflect the introduction of the TB181 where reactors or inconclusive reactors are identified. You must record your actions using the appropriate selections on the summary and sign-off tab and now refrain from detailing these in the comments box. Further guidance is available in Section 17 of the Sam OV practical guide.
Planned maintenance and reported issues
Reported Issues - Updated 2nd March 2015
Sam Downtime - Updated 2nd March 2015
Government Gateway Downtime - Updated 2nd March 2015
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.