We have been informed by NHS England that we are to stop all blood taking until mid-September due to a global shortage of blood bottles. The only blood test GP practices will be allowed to do are for potential life threatening situations such as a cancer diagnosis or for high risk medications. If you have an appointment on Friday 27th August for a blood test please attend. From Tuesday 31st August all appointments for blood tests are cancelled and patients will be recalled when we are instructed. The doctors are reviewing the clinics and will contact anyone they need to come in. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause but as a national problem it is totally out of our control.