Winstanley Medical Centre
International Blood Bottle Shortage
There is currently an international shortage of blood bottles, affecting blood tests in GP Surgeries, hospitals and the wider community in primary care.
As a result of the shortage, all doctors have been told to suspend non-essential blood tests.
Anyone who requires a test for an urgent health condition will still get one, but in some cases, where it is safe, you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date or your appointment may be rescheduled.