Blood tests

A supplier to the NHS has advised of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, you may then be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled cannot be given, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test. 

If you are a healthcare professional, you can now signpost patients to the NHS blood tests page here