A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician 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 the NHS as you would normally.
Please be aware that although restrictions have lifted, we as a practice will continue to enforce the use of face masks and social distancing. This is within the guidelines set out by the government and NHSE.
Please be respectful of this. As restrictions are lifted in many places everyone has a part to play in helping to control the Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.
It is vital that within the practice we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.
Face coverings have played an important role in healthcare settings, helping protect vulnerable patients, staff and visitors by limiting the spread of this deadly disease and this guidance remains in place.
We thank you for your support and understanding.
The Dolphins Practice