Blood test clinics (Phlebotomy services)

We are continuing to work on increasing capacity within our phlebotomy clinics to help to reduce waiting times.

From June, phlebotomy appointments will now be bookable online via Patient Access and the NHS App. For patients without online access, you will still be able to book appointments via reception.

Appointments have now been made shorter to meet demand and allow more capacity on the day.

In order to make this possible we ask the following:

  • Please only book an appointment if you have been invited to do so and have a form. Forms will now be passed to patients at appointments with a clinician, left at reception to pick up prior to your appointment, or sent via post if part of a recall system for monitoring purposes.
  • Please do not ask phlebotomists to add additional requests. These place additional time burden and will be refused on the day. If you wish to discuss additional blood test requests, please make an appointment with a clinician.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment with suitable clothing to help keep to time. We work hard to ensure clinics run smoothy but sometimes they may overrun unavoidably, we thank you for remaining patient with the services during these times. 
  • If you have lost your blood form, please contact reception ahead of the clinic so we can print a replacement.
  • These appointments are only for blood tests. If you have an additional problem that you need to discuss or need a BP checking, please make an alternative appointment outside of the blood clinic.

Why not consider using weekend appointments?

Practices across East Cheshire have access to phlebotomy service at the Macclesfield Hub at Waters Green in Macclesfield. These appointments run on Saturday and Sunday mornings. If you are interested in attending on the weekend this can be booked by contacting our reception. The weekend clinic will not have ability to print off your blood form so you must remember to take this with you.