Blood tests and Blood Bottle supply problems

27th August 2021

Unfortunately there is a national supply issue with the blood bottles that we use for most of our tests. This is affecting all Hospitals and General Practices nationally.

We are having to stop all routine tests such as annual cholesterol, blood sugar and thyroid tests (and other routine tests too) until at least late September.

If you are unwell and the tests are being done as part of investigating your symptoms then we will be doing any blood tests needed as long as the problem is urgent.

This means we will be cancelling some appointments and also not booking some planned recall appointments for the time being. We will still be seeing our Diabetic patients for the other parts of their regular checks (but not doing the blood test).

Please accept our apologies for this national issue

IF YOU HAVE A BLOOD TEST BOOKED THEN PLEASE DO ATTEND UNLESS WE HAVE CALLED YOU TO CANCEL