Blood Test Delays

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. As a result all primary care and community testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one. However where your clinician 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.

Thank you