Combe Coastal Practice

The Medical Centre, St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe EX34 8EG

Blood Tests

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.

However, routine tests may need to be cancelled for now if your clinician deems it safe to do so.

Our team will be making phone calls today to those patients that have booked routine blood appointments over the next few weeks.

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.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the surgery as you would normally.

Thank you