National Blood Collection Tube Supply Issue - 18th August 2021
There is currently a critical supply issue for blood collection tubes. This is affecting all NHS organisations nationally
Until this problem is resolved we regret that we will only be able to take urgent blood samples.
This problem has been escalated and we hope that it will be resolved soon.
NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.
However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.
The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.
Covid 19 Delta Variant Safety
We would like to alert patients that cases of the Covid 19 Delta variant are increasing in our community. If you have any Covid symptoms the only way to rule out Covid-19 is to have a PCR test. This applies to everyone including children and those who have been vaccinated. Please get tested before mixing with others or coming into the surgery. Thank you. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/