All routine blood testing stopped aside from clinically urgent due to blood tube supply disruption

A supplier to the NHS has advised of a global shortage of some equipment used for administering blood tests. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still receive one but 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.

Patients who have a booked appointment for a routine blood test with BGPA should still attend unless they are advised otherwise.

The BGPA booking line for routine appointments has been closed until further notice.

Given the nature of this 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 re-book your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

2 comments on “All routine blood testing stopped aside from clinically urgent due to blood tube supply disruption

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    emma fevzi on

    hello I have been told by my dr to book a blood test as I keep fainting and ive really hurt myself last time

    my dr has given me this form to book in blood test but I cant seem to book

    pease advise me what to do

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    • BGPA
      BGPA on

      Hi Emma,

      Thank you for your comment.

      We advise that you get in contact with your practice and ask them to follow the Urgent Process for blood tests, this will allow us to book this in for you if deemed urgent.

      Many thanks,
      BGPA

      Reply

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