National Blood Tube Issue
Due to a national shortage of supplies in some blood collection bottles, NHS England have told all GP practices to postpone blood tests in primary care until Friday 17th September 2021, unless the blood tests are clinically urgent.
During this period, our clinicians will be reviewing all blood tests requested to see which can be safely delayed. We will be contacting patients to cancel appointments where necessary. We will advise patients when their blood tests can be rescheduled once we receive further information from NHS England.
Please continue to monitor our social media channels and our website for updated information.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause patients, but this is a national issue.
Covid Vaccination Programme
We have now had official notice to start delivering the Covid vaccination Booster programme at UCHC.
Our practice is delivering this for patients registered at Ulverston GP surgeries (Dr Murray's & Dr Johnston's), Market Street Surgery, Askam Surgery and Duddon Valley Medical Practice.
Invites will be sent out to these patients as soon as possible, either by text message or telephone call.
You will be invited for a booster 60 month after your second vaccination.
Please DO NOT ring the surgery, we will be in touch with you. Our staff cannot answer any queries or make/cancel bookings and we need to leave our phone lines clear to continue to provide our regular GP services.