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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.

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For confidentiality reasons, results of tests are only given to the patient concerned. We will not routinely contact you with your results, so please either see your doctor for follow up, or telephone for results between 11:00am and 3:00pm.
You can also view your results on-line.
Download registration form here: On-Line Access Application Form

ALLOW 5 WORKING DAYS FOR YOUR RESULTS TO BE AVAILABLE.

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up consultation with the doctor.