Adult Phlebotomy: UCLH

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Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by 30/09/2021. The information shown here may be outdated.

For up-to-date NCL Phlebotomy Service Opening Times, please see the NCL Phlebotomy Service Opening Times document in the download bar. 


Service description

GP patients can no longer attend the hospital for phlebotomy, bookings must be made at one of the four off-site clinics. This is no longer a walk-in service and appointments must be booked in advance. The booking window is being kept short, i.e. no more than four days, to manage Covid-19 transmission risk so appointments cannot be booked in advance. (There are ongoing discussions about the booking window and implications for capacity and DNA). 

Please note: walk-in patients will not be attended to.


Order a blood test

Email a PDF tQuest referral form to UCLH only (see Downloads for instructions) 
e: uclh.gpbloodtestrequest@nhs.net

  • Ensure the patient's name is included in the file name.
  • Ensure the patient's name and contact number is included in the subject email.
  • Do not send screen shots of the tQuest form. 
  • Do not send tQuest forms to the clinic sites (i.e. Finsbury Heath Centre, James Wigg, Hunter Street or River Place Health Centre).
  • AFTER the request form has been sent, ask the patient to make a booking online via website, email or phone (see below). 

Booking an appointment

Patients can book an appointment AFTER a tQuest request form has been sent by their GP.

  • When booking an appointment, patients will need to provide the following information: 
    • name
    • contact details
    • preferred day/time/location
  • Patients can book via MyCare booking system (see Downloads for patient info sheet). 
  • If patients have issues with online booking, they can email the UCLH phlebotomy booking team or ring and speak directly to the booking team
  • Appointments cannot be booked no more than four days in advance to manage Covid-19 transmission risk. 
  • Full details of the clinics can be found in locations below, including opening times.

Please note: the following clinics are closed until further notice:

  • UCLH Atrium
  • Islington Central Medical Centre

Informing patients about their visit

  • Please ask patients to attend their phlebotomy appointment with a face covering.
  • Patients should arrive no more than 10 minutes before booked time.
  • Patients should not book or attend an appointment if they have symptoms of Covid-19. 

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

Editable PDF / Word document

Referral methods: Email

Email T-Quest form in PDF format (see ‘Order a blood test’ section above for useful guidance in sending the request)
e: uclh.gpbloodtestrequest@nhs.net

Patients can book an appointment AFTER the tQuest form has been sent.


Locations

Hunter Street Health Centre
River Place Health Centre

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-4.30pm; Wednesday 8am-12pm

James Wigg Practice Kentish Town Health CentreĀ 

Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm

Finsbury Health Centre

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8.30am-12.30pm Tuesday, Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm


Service Feedback

Email Address

e: uclh.bloodtest@nhs.net

Phone Number

t: 020 3447 9953 (results)

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Last updated: Nov 22nd, 2021
Review date: Sep 30th, 2021