Phlebotomy

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 The information shown here may be outdated.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. 


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.

The CCG 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 in themselves is only being offered at RFL Hampstead site and Chase Farm.

Clinicians are asked to use pathology sparingly so that delivery of essential and high-priority investigations can be maintained. 

Children's phlebotomy

Whittington and UCLH are closed for GP paediatric phlebotomy until further notice. There is no walk-in service.

The blood taking service at the Royal Free Hospital is open. You must book your child's blood test appointment online, w: Book Appointment Online. There is no walk-in service.

Please note that due to infection control rules only one adult can accompany the child.

Upon arrival in the clinic, parent, guardian or the adult accompanying your child, will be asked to consent that blood is taken.

The children's blood test clinic at Royal Free Hospital 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 the Royal Free London, visit the Royal Free Hospital website.



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NCL Phlebotomy Service: Opening times 18-24 October 2021

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Oct 18th, 2021
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NCL Phlebotomy Service: Opening times 11-17 October 2021

NCL Wide See the latest NCL phlebotomy service opening times
Oct 11th, 2021
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NCL Phlebotomy Service: Opening times 4-10 October 2021

NCL Wide See the latest NCL phlebotomy service opening times
Oct 4th, 2021
Service Updates

NCL Phlebotomy Service: Opening times 27 September-3 October 2021

NCL Wide See the latest NCL phlebotomy service opening times
Sep 28th, 2021
Service Updates

NCL Phlebotomy Service: Opening times 20-26 September 2021

NCL Wide See the latest NCL phlebotomy service opening times
Sep 20th, 2021
Clinical Updates

Becton Dickinson blood tube shortage: Actions and coding for primary care

NCL Wide The latest information regarding supply disruption to Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection with detail on coding in primary care
Sep 17th, 2021
Service Updates

Extended hours for RFH adult blood tests are changing

NCL Wide The clinic is no longer operating for extended hours Monday to Friday, but will continue to do so on Saturdays
Sep 7th, 2021
Service Updates

NCL Phlebotomy Service Opening Times

Islington North Middlesex University Hospital site and Evergreen in Enfield remain closed for now
Jan 20th, 2021
Service Updates

Whittington District Nursing Phlebotomy: Service Update

Islington Reminder: Whittington Health District Nursing Phlebotomy services are in the process of moving to SunQuest ICE
Nov 3rd, 2020

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Last updated: Aug 31st, 2021
Review date: Sep 30th, 2021