Blood tests are available every morning by appointment. The Practices have a courier who brings the samples to hospital for analysis. As a result appointments for blood tests can be made from 8:30-10:15 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday the courier comes later so blood tests can be booked until 12:00.
This facility is primarily for the use of patients of the practices. Before booking an appointment for blood tests we ask our patients to discuss with their doctor which tests will be most appropriate for them unless they have already been given a form by that doctor. Patients of the practice who have had requests for blood tests made by other doctors – such as hospital consultants – must discuss such a request with their doctor in the practice before making an appointment for such a test. This is to ensure that the specific test is one that we can arrange from our practice and that the details of the requesting doctor can be noted.
On occasion we may be in a position to provide a phlebotomy service to patients who attend other GP practices. In this instance the patient MUST attend with a completed request form provided by their own GP which contains details of that GP’s practice. The results for such tests will be returned to the patient’s own GP and not to our practice. We provide this service as a basic phlebotomy service and accept no responsibility for actioning subsequent results which remains the responsibility of the requesting doctor.