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.

  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    9 Walmley Road
    Sutton Coldfield
    B76 1NQ

    Tel: 0121 351 1212
    Opening times:

Mon – Weds 08:30-20:00
Thurs – Fri  08:30-19:00
Sat – 09:00- 17:30
Sun – Closed

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  • Walmley Pharmacy
    5 Walmley Road
    Sutton Coldfield
    B76 1NQ
    Tel: 0121 313 2725

    Opening times:
    Mon – Sat 08:00-23:00Sun – 09:00-19:00

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  • Asda Pharmacy

Walmley Ash Road
Sutton Coldfield
B76 1XL

Tel: 0121 313 7100

 Opening times
Mon – Fri 08:30-22:30
Sat – 08:00-22:00
Sun – 10:00-16:00


  • Peak Pharmacy

7 Churchill Parade
Sutton Coldfield
B75 7LD

Tel: 0121 378  0444


Opening times:

Mon – Fri 09:00-18:00
Sat – 09:00-13:00
Sun Closed
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