For up-to-date NCL Phlebotomy Service opening times, visit the provider websites:
All phlebotomy must be booked in advance. Phlebotomy services are classified as ‘green’ and are reserved for patients who are not infectious with Covid-19.
NCL ICB is working with the trusts and GP IT to develop a paper-free requesting system for investigations.
Delivery of on-the-day blood tests (except via practices) and blood tests for patients in isolation because of Covid-19 infection is only being offered at the Royal Free London (RFL) Hampstead and Chase Farm sites.
Clinicians are asked to use pathology sparingly so that delivery of essential and high-priority investigations can be maintained.
Whittington Health (WH) and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) are now open for GP paediatric phlebotomy. There is currently no walk-in service.
The RFL paediatric blood taking service is also open. The appointment must be booked online beforehand.
Please note: Due to infection control rules, only one adult can accompany the child.
Upon arrival in the clinic, the parent, guardian or adult accompanying the child will be asked to consent that blood is taken.
The children's blood test clinic at RFL runs at the following times (excluding bank holidays):
- Tuesday 9am–4pm
- Wednesday 9am–4pm
- Thursday 9am–4pm
- Friday 9am–4pm.
For more information about the paediatric out-patient phlebotomy services at RFL, visit the RFL website.