Pembroke Medical Group

Pembroke Medical Group

 

Pembroke House Surgery, 266-268 Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2EZ | Tel: 01803 553558 | enquiries.pembrokehouse@nhs.net

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Parkhill Surgery, Parkhill Road, Torquay TQ1 2AR | Tel: 01803 212489 | enquiries.pembrokehouse@nhs.net

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NHS

Delay in non-essential blood testing

Posted on August 27th, 2021

There is currently an international shortage of blood bottles used for taking samples and clinicians working in Primary Care, Hospitals, Community, Mental health and Ambulance Trusts have been asked to suspend non-essential blood tests. 

NHS England have provided the following guidance “In order to preserve supplies for people that urgently need blood tests, the NHS has been advised to reduce the number of non-clinically urgent tests as well as to delay routine tests where it is safe to do so”

Our clinicians will ensure we don’t waste blood bottles and that we don’t duplicate tests which have already been done. We are being thoughtful about which tests are ordered and prioritising those tests which will have an immediate impact on diagnosis or treatment. 

Our reception teams are working very hard with clinicians to prioritise our blood tests and we appreciate your patience whilst we put in place systems to manage this difficulty safely. 

Dr Chris Hunt, GP Partner at Pembroke Medical Group said: “We would like to reassure all our patients that this disruption in supply will not affect any essential blood tests and any tests that are delayed will be rescheduled as soon as possible. 

“We are working closely with NHS England to follow their guidance and we will continue to provide you with updates regarding this. Thank you for your support.”

Pembroke House

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Parkhill Surgery

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
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