International Blood Bottle Shortage
Posted by: devon - Posted on:
A supplier to the NHS has advised us 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 only where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so. You may be asked to come back for a test at a later date if your need is not urgent. Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when any non-urgent tests will begin to be scheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be scheduling less urgent tests when supplies become more easily available.