BLOOD BOTTLE SHORTAGE

Due to the national shortage of blood bottles we have been advised that we must only undertake urgent blood tests until 17th September and possibly beyond this date depending on supplies. This is outside of the Practice’s control and is affecting all healthcare providers.

All routine blood tests for example for annual health reviews will be deferred until the supply is back to normal. Our clinical team will assess the safety around delaying such tests and if they feel it needs to go ahead we will contact you.

Please be reassured that our main concern as always will be safety first. We will do everything we can to make sure that essential tests are carried out which includes tests for urgent cancer referrals.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.