There is a national shortage of blood bottles within the UK until further notice. This means all UK GP practices are affected by the current shortage and we are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use. This means currently we are taking appointments for URGENT blood tests only.
We have been given national guidance on how to manage this shortage and this will take effect from Friday 27th August 21. As a result we will be cancelling or delaying any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests and only booking in URGENT blood tests. If you already have a routine or non-urgent blood test booked in, the admin staff will be in touch shortly to cancel your appointment. This will be done via phone or by text message.
Please be assured we will reschedule your appointment once the situation has improved and in-line with government guidance.
Please do not call us or contact us with regards to booking in any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests. Our clinicians will continue to evaluate your medical need for these tests and will allocate you an URGENT blood appointment if needed. Currently we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand on our service and appreciate your support through these challenging times.
These changes are likely to be in place for at least 4 weeks. We will continue to update you via our website as to any changes to our national situation. We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause and apologise for any inconvenience.