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Blood Bottle Shortage Posted on 27 Aug 2021

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but, where your Clinician recommends that it's safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date and your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled but please be assurred that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test. We will be re-booking routine tests when supplies become more easily available. 

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse please contact the surgery or NHS111 as you usally would.


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