As we are sure you are all aware with the news reporting on it, there is a national shortage of blood bottles, which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider.
We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.
We have reviewed all of the required blood tests to determine those that can safely be delayed, meaning we have delayed NHS Health Checks and Long Term Condition Reviews.
If one of our Clinicians feels you require an urgent blood test, this will of course still go ahead.
Regular blood tests required for monitoring medications will still continue as normal.
We will advise you when the situation changes.
Thank you for your patience at this time.