Tell us: have you been affected by blood test cuts in England?

An acute shortage of sample bottles has led to a limit in the number of NHS blood tests that GPs and hospitals can perform, especially in England. GPs have been told to stop doing most blood tests until mid-September, and hospitals to cut their number by 25%.

We’d like to hear from health professionals about how the limit in blood tests is affecting their patients. We’d also like to hear from patients who have been unable to secure a blood test, either at their GP or hospital. How has this rationing in blood tests affected you?

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