Blood Specimen Collection Supply Disruption

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. NHS England have therefore issued guidance to GPs that all non-urgent blood tests should be halted.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your GP recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or 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 assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact us as you would normally.

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Conglucometer1tract for the provision of healthcare services:

Chronic Disease management

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes

Additional Services

  • Contraception & Advanced Sexual Health Service (CASH Clinic)
  • Cervical smears
  • Child health surveillance - in conjunction with the health visitors.
  • Childhood immunisations - all immunisations are given in the surgery by our practice nurses.
  • Maternity services - in conjunction with the community midwives. 
  • Minor surgery                                                      bp_check               
  • NHS health check & new patient checks
  • Smoking cessation
  • Travel Clinic
  • Blood pressure monitoring service
  • Weight reduction advice