National Blood Bottle Shortage

There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare provider in UK.

We have been asked by NHS to postpone all our non-urgent blood tests to ensure NHS has capacity to carry out the urgent ones.

We will:

  • Review all the blood test requested to determine if they can be safely delayed
  • Advise you if you feel that you urgently require a blood test to assist your management
  • Update you when the situation changes