The Phlebotomist will call you into a room and ask you to sit in a chair and uncover your arm (short or loose sleeved garments are best suited to the process). After confirming your identity, blood is taken from your vein and put into a special blood bottle. Sometimes more than one blood bottle is filled depending on the type of blood test requested by your doctor, however, usually only one venepuncture is needed to collect sufficient blood for the tests.
Royal Stoke University Hospital
The Royal Stoke University Hospital does not have a facility for routine blood tests for GP patients within the Hospital complex. This can be done at a range of convenient locations within the community either by making an appointment at a bookable clinic or at walk-in centres where no appointment is required (see below under Community Services). All locations have free parking.
Children's Blood Tests
Paediatric phlebotomy should be accessed by making an appointment at the Paediatric Clinic at the Royal Stoke site. Please contact 01782 675183 for an appointment. This service is mainly for children below the age of 10.
There is a small phlebotomy suite in the main hospital situated within Medical Outpatients specifically for patients requiring blood tests when they attend for clinic appointments. This service is for hospital blood test requests only. It is not available for patients given a blood test request card by their GP unless by prior arrangement.
Hospital patients can also access the community service detailed below if it is more convenient for them to do so.
You do not need an appointment to attend the phlebotomy (blood test) department, as it is an open access service. You will need to bring your blood test request form from your doctor.
The Phlebotomy rooms are located in the in the Green Area of the Outpatients Department. When you arrive for your blood test please take a number from the ticket dispenser situated outside of the phlebotomy room, take a seat and wait until your number is displayed.
Blood tests are available from 8:30am to 4:55pm Monday to Friday. The department is closed on public holidays.
The Phlebotomy Department at County Hospital can be contacted on 01785 257731 ext. 2764.
NB Children under 10-years-old are normally referred to the specialised facilities available in the Children's Ward or community Children's Services.
UHNM have developed a web based appointment system for patients needing to book a blood test in the community. Prior to coronavirus a walk in service was available at venues in the community but patients are now required to book in advance to support social distancing. The on-line booking service allows patients to book an appointment much quicker and will provide a text confirmation of date / time / venue.
Please click the link below to book your appointment
The existing appointment line number 01782 674242 will be retained for those patients who do not have internet or mobile phone access; phone line operators will be able to book appointments on the electronic system on behalf of these patients.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 08:00- 16:45
Bentilee Health Centre, Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 0EU
Bradwell Hospital, Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle, ST5 7NL
Cobridge Community Health Centre, Church Terrace, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2JN
Meir Primary Care Centre, Weston Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 6AB
TUESDAY TO THURSDAY 08:00 - 12:45
Leek Moorlands Hospital, Ashbourne Road, Leek, ST13 5QB
Tunstall Primary Care Centre 09:00 – 16:00
Longton Cottage Hospital 09:00 – 12:00
Hanford Health Centre 13:00 – 16:00
Tunstall Primary Care Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Silverdale Village Surgery 09:00 – 12:00
Blurton Health Centre 13:00 – 16:00
Biddulph Primary Care Centre 09:00 – 16:00
Fenton Health Centre 09:00 – 16:00
Burslem Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Longton Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Stoke Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Shelton Primary Care Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Hanley Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Hanford Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Tunstall Health Centre 09:00 – 16:00
Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Blurton Health Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Milehouse Primary Care Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Smallthorne Heath Centre 09:00 – 12:00
Stoke Health Centre 13:00 – 16:00