Scoping Exercise - Blood Sample Collection from GP Services

Closes 14 Sep 2022

Opened 14 Jul 2022


The Southern Trust recognises the impact of limited collections of blood samples from GP Practices; usually there is only one collection per day. There are a number of consequences to this e.g. discarded sample (as they are too old to process reliably), or patients being requested to return at another time to provide suitable samples. 

We are endeavouring to quantify the negative impact of limited collection runs on service delivery, patient care and health outcomes.

Why your views matter

Your responses to this questionnaire will help us to understand the issues and propose potential solutions that meet the needs of your patients. 

Give us your views and help make the service better


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