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Urgent news about blood tests

There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider. We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.  Please read the important information here.

Currently we at Ashburton are being asked to prioritise what bloods we can do as a Practice. Unfortunately this will mean that some routine blood tests i.e. for annual reviews may have to be postponed ensuring there is enough supply for those patients at higher risk. 

Please note that routine tests will only be deferred if clinically safe to do so. You do not need to contact the Practice if there is a change to your appointment, we will be in touch. 

Thank you for your understanding.

What matters to you?

These are some of the more common issues that can impact on your health and wellbeing. 

If you are tackling one or more of these you may be happy doing this on your own and the resources below may help.

However, if you’d like additional support we can help you to work on what’s important to you – even if you’re not currently sure what that might be;  Lifestyle Support can help you to access the best structured programmes for your needs; and Practical Support can help you with a wide range of day-to-day challenges.  

These resources are from a wide range of providers, both local and national (not only NHS or local authority). They are correct at the time of being added so please let us know at support@kyoh.org if you find any that need updating.