Reagent shortage a 'kick in the guts' for GPs already facing decision fatigue

A shortage of chemical reagents used in laboratory testing has forced GPs to stop as many as 70% of tests and has come as a 'kick in the guts' for doctors already managing increased clinical risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, GP leaders have said.

by Nick Bostock
Laboratory capacity affected (Photo: Westend61/Getty Images)
Laboratory capacity affected (Photo: Westend61/Getty Images)

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