Blood Tests: Halton

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th July 2022.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to tackle delays in securing patient appointments for blood tests from GP referrals in Halton constituency.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England has advised that a community diagnostic centre is planned for Warrington which, if approved, will complement existing provision in St Helens. This aims to reduce waiting times for diagnostic appointments, including general practitioner referrals for blood tests in Halton constituency.

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