Important information regarding blood tests

Unfortunately due to a national shortage of blood specimen bottles all health facilities have been instructed by NHS England to only carry out urgent blood tests until supplies are available. This will mean that any routine blood tests will be delayed until the shortage has been rectified.

Monitoring of warfarin, certain medications and pre-chemotherapy bloods will still be carried out as well as clinically urgent bloods.

We apologise for any inconvenience but this situation is completely out of our control.