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.

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Monday08:30 - 18:30  Extened PCN Hrs 18:30-20:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30  Extended PCN Hrs 18:30-20:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30





Please note as a member of the Primary Care Network we have been contracted to resume extended hours based at Ashfield Surgery on Monday and Wednesday evenings - 6.30-8.00 pm.

Extended Access at the Hub, based at Ley Hill Surgery,228 Lichfield Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 2UE - evenings and weekends.  Ask at our Reception for further details and booking or click next tab New Extended Hours HUB for information.

PLEASE NOTE:  Prescriptions are only available via EPS now.