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National blood bottle shortage

The Practice is affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and is taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer.   We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. (Routine and Non urgent includes; Vitamin D tests, Routine Wellness Screening, Pre Diabetes, Dyslipidaemia, Allergy testing, Routine infertility tests unless over 35). Please be assured that appointments will be

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NHS Digital’s daily collection of GP data

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) Why NHS Digital collects general practice data NHS Digital is the national custodian for health and care data in England and has responsibility for standardising, collecting, analysing, publishing and sharing data and information from across the health and social care system, including general practice. NHS Digital collected patient data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated for over 10 years and now needs to be replaced. NHS Digital has engaged with doctors, patients, data and governance experts to design a new approach to

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