Issues affecting blood test services

Because of staff shortages due to COVID, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is temporarily unable to send phlebotomists to our practice to take blood samples.

Patients requiring a blood test should book an appointment to take place at the Lister, QEII or Hertford County Hospitals using the weblinks on: www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/blood-tests. Please note there are separate booking links for each hospital.

Patients who are unable to book their appointment online, or who have been advised by their GP to have an urgent blood test, should call 01438 284044.

If you are waiting for the results of routine blood tests, these may not be available as quickly as they have been in the past as the laboratories are also experiencing COVID-related staff shortages.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.