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Blood Specimen Collection Supply Disruption

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. NHS England have therefore issued guidance to GPs that all non-urgent blood tests should be halted.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your GP 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. 

Given the nature of the 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 be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

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

PPG

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP - INFORMATION & NEWS

2019 PPG PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY RESULTS - click here

NEWS UPDATE:  PPG ACHIEVEMENTS 2018 - Click Here

PPG Newsletter Spring 2019 - Click here

PPG Minutes of Meetings - to open click here:  Meeting 2 May 2017

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Patient Participation Groups are made up of a group of volunteer patients and their carers, the practice manager or nominated member of staff, and a GP from the practice.  They meet on a regular basis to discuss the services on offer, and how improvements can be made for the benefit of patients and the practice.  Groups are recognised by the NHS.  As the PPG covering Ashfield Surgery, we are dedicated to working in partnership with the Practice to help set its priorities and to foster improvements in its services for the benefit of all patients.

If you would like to join the Patient Participation Group, please ask at Reception

for a form, or you can join via this website:  www.ashfieldsurgery.co.uk
'Have Your Say - Patient Group'

and Beccy Siekierski, Reception Manager will contact you.