National shortage of blood bottles

Due to a nationwide shortage of blood bottles we have been instructed by NHS England to restrict blood tests to those that are urgent or necessary for safe prescribing of medication or urgent monitoring of a condition.

This will mean that we may need to cancel any non-urgent blood test appointments already booked, but we will let you know as soon as we have reviewed our appointment lists. We will get in touch with you, by phone or text , if we need to cancel. If you haven’t heard from us please attend your appointment as normal, there is no need for you to phone and check.

This is a major undertaking and will cause significant disruption for both you and us but it is unfortunately outside of our control. Thank you for your patience.

Published: Oct 12, 2021