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17th August 2021

Please note there is a delay with us receiving econsults due to problems with NHS mail. We endeavour to contact you within 48 hours of receiving you econsult.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Blood Test Shortages

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.

Latest government advice on Coronavirus 

Covid 19 Guidance for school children

Information from the Department of Education in relation to school age children who have the symptoms of Coronavirus:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/918924/Symptomtic_children_action_list_SCHOOLS_FINAL_17-09.pdf 

NHS E advice for Coronavirus in children:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/ 

Self-Isolation Advice for Patients:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection 

Letter to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-parents-and-guardians-when-you-should-book-a-coronavirus-test-for-your-child/letter-to-parents-and-guardians-when-you-should-book-a-coronavirus-test-for-your-child 

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