Blood test tube shortges - update

Following a global shortage, the supply of blood test tubes into the NHS is beginning to return to normal.

Clinical teams are working to clear the backlog and we request your continued patience during this time. If your blood test appointment needs to be rescheduled, your practice will contact you when an appointment is available. Understandably those with an urgent clinical need will be prioritised first. Please could we ask patients to wait to be contacted rather than contacting your practice directly.

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

We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused 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