Routine Blood Testing

We are very sorry to have to cancel all routine blood tests until mid-September. Unfortunately this is entirely out of our control, and is due to a national shortage of blood sample bottles.

This has been widely reported in the media, for example by BBC News.

Please read the official NHS Guidance.

Which states:

All primary care and community testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing. Examples of clinically urgent testing include:

  • Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
  • Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition
  • Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral
  • Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability

Blood testing is a core part of the work we do in General Practice, and is fundamental to the way we ensure medications are prescribed safely and effectively. As soon as it is possible to re-book appointments we will be in touch to do so.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience.