National Blood Bottle Shortage

There is currently a national shortage of blood bottles used for taking samples and clinicians working in GP practices, hospitals, community and ambulance trusts have been asked to suspend non-essential blood tests. This means currently we are taking appointments for URGENT blood tests only.

We have been given national guidance on how to manage this shortage and as a result we will be cancelling or delaying any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests.

If you already have a routine or non-urgent blood test booked in, our team will be in touch shortly to cancel your appointment. This will be done via phone or by text message. If you have online services, and know this is a routine blood appointment then you can cancel your appointment using this service.

Please be assured we will contact you to reschedule your appointment once the situation has improved and in-line with government guidance.

Please do not call us or contact us with regards to booking in any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests. Our clinicians will continue to evaluate your medical need for these tests and will allocate you an URGENT blood appointment if needed. Currently we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand on our service and appreciate your support through these challenging times.

These changes are likely to be in place for at least 4 weeks. We will continue to update you via our website and Twitter as to any changes to our national situation.

We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.