There is a national shortage of blood bottles, which is expected to last until at least 17th September. This is affecting every healthcare service provider.
We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.
- Review all of the required blood tests to determine those that can safely be delayed
- Advise you if we feel that you urgently require having blood taken to assist your treatment
- Add your name to a waiting list to rearrange your blood test
- Advise you when the situation changes
A supplier to the NHS has advised NHS England of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience.
This is something that is completely out of our control.