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GP and hospitals asked to prioritise tests due to blood tube shortage

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28.08.2021

Doctors across the country are being put in a "terrible, unenviable position" around blood tests following a shortage of tubes.

The British Medical Association (BMA) said the shortage of tubes across hospitals and GP surgeries is now severe, with NHS guidance saying the most clinically important blood tests may be at risk.

Dr Vishal Sharma, BMA consultants committee chair, called for tube manufacturers to explain how stocks have run so low, with hospital trusts being to cut testing by a quarter.

Dr David Wrigley, council deputy chair, said; “This crisis has put........

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