Important Information – Blood Sample Bottle Shortage – Routine and Non-Urgent Blood Tests

There is a national shortage, from the manufacturer, of blood sample bottles.

This is affecting both primary and secondary care organisations.

A directive has been issued to postpone routine and non-urgent blood tests – this is a National NHS Directive and has not been initiated by the surgery.

If this affects you, you will be contacted and advised by us if there is a need to cancel an appointment.

We have been advised that the situation will improve towards the end of September.

Please do not contact us regarding this, as the information above is everything that we currently know.

Thank you.

The Swadlincote Surgery Team