Blood test tube shortges


A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of blood test tubes. This is affecting patients across the UK, including Northamptonshire.

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, you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

If you are visiting this page because you have been advised your appointment will need to be rescheduled please feel assured all appointments can be re-booked as soon as blood tube supplies become more easily available and we ask you to visit this page regularly for updates rather than contacting the NHS directly.

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

We apologise for the inconvenience this causes and thank you for your support whilst we manage the supply of these tubes.

Further information is available via the following pages:

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust