Updated October 2020
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 is run by Royal Free at Edgware Community Hub and must be pre-booked. Whittington and UCLH are closed until further notice. There are no walk-in services.
For more information about the paediatric out-patient phlebotomy services at the Royal Free London, visit the Royal Free Hospital website.