Patients may have read in the media of a disruption in the global supply chain of tubes used to collect blood samples. Our practice has been asked to implement measures as part of a national coordinated response.
In order to rationalise tests we are not able to carry out blood tests for routine health checks or non-urgent clinical concerns. Whilst we are not yet cancelling any booked appointments, we do need to turn off the ability to book these appointments online until further notice.
During this time you may be asked to delay any desired blood test that is not urgent. Any clinical decision making required will be done so by your own GP and any postponed blood tests will be rearranged when availability is restored.
Thank you for your understanding during this time. We will continue to update our patients with more information as we receive it.