National shortage of blood bottles

Due to the current national shortage of blood bottles, please do not contact the surgery to make an appointment for bloods unless a GP has specifically requested that you do so. Appointments for blood tests may need to be cancelled if it is felt that they can wait, to ensure we have sufficient supply for urgent tests. However please do not contact the surgery about this as, if required, we will be in touch with you. We apologise for an inconvenience this may cause, but thank you for your understanding.