Urgent alert

National blood bottle shortage: all non-essential blood tests cancelled

Due to a national shortage of some blood bottles and an instruction from NHS England, the Trust cancelled all blood tests from 1 September and up to 17 September 2021.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, and their appointment will be rebooked as a priority. All patients have been advised that their test will be reviewed by their GP/referrer to determine if they are urgent.

For all non-urgent appointments, you will remain routine and placed on hold until the situation improves. From this point you will be able to rebook your appointment in the normal way.

If you have a concern with regards to your blood test being urgent or non-urgent please contact your GP / referrer.

If you would like to speak to someone about anything else concerning your blood test, please call 0151 295 3730 and leave your contact details so we can call you back.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please be aware:

  • You must be registered with a GP in Liverpool or Sefton to book into these clinics. Patients must be 16+ to attend Liverpool clinics and 14+ to attend Sefton clinics.
  • Please only book a blood test if you have been advised it is needed by your GP/ referrer.
  • It is important that you bring the paper blood form given to you by your GP/referrer. If you have not been given a form please contact your GP and ask them for one. Arriving without your form may result in delays to your blood test or in some circumstances the blood test may not be able to be taken.
  • If you are booking an appointment on behalf of someone else, please ensure you enter in the person’s details who requires the blood test.
  • If you are unable to access the online booking system please make an appointment by calling 0151 285 4548 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm). Please be aware that lines will be busy, and you may have an extended wait. Thank you for your patience.
  • Our advisors use the same online booking system and do not have access to earlier appointments.