The outpatient phlebotomy department provides a drop in service to all outpatients and GP patients on a ‘sit and wait’ basis. However, there is a ‘booked appointment – fast track service’ available for specific clinics.

The department is open:

Monday to Friday, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm

The telephone number for the reception desk is (01226) 433963 and the number for the bleed room is (01226) 432026

Patients will only be seen in Phlebotomy if they have a request form completed in accordance with the Pathology clinical sample acceptance policy

All patients must present a request form from the requesting clinician before samples can be taken.


A phlebotomy service is provided to a GP practice in the wider health community.


In the event of a query, in the first instance, please contact the Senior Phlebotomist for the team on (01226) 433001.

The Phlebotomy Service Manager can be contacted on (01226) 432582.

Sunquest ICE requesting

See Sunquest ICE for access and details for electronic requesting.

Venepuncture Policy, Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work

Please click on the links below for the relevant documents