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Important message for all patients needing a blood test from 1 August 2018


Download the NEW timetable for drop-in and pre-bookable appointments HERE - as of Wednesday 1 August 

If you are NOT registered with one of the GP practices listed below you will not be able to be seen in our clinics. Your own GP has made alternative arrangements for blood tests. Please contact your own GP surgery for details.


Allport Medical Centre

Heswall & Pensby Group Practice

St George’s Medical Centre

Central Park Medical Centre

Manor Health Centre

Sunlight Group Practice

Civic Medical  Centre

Marine Lake Medical Practice

The Village Medical Centre

Claughton Medical Centre

Orchard Surgery

Upton Group Practice

Commonfield Road Surgery

Riverside Surgery

Vittoria GP Practices

Eastham Group Practice

Somerville Medical Centre

West Wirral Group Practice (The Warrens)

Greasby Group Practice

Spital Surgery

Whetstone Lane Medical Centre

Please note that from Wednesday 1 August 2018, walk-in hub clinics will only be available between 1:00pm and 5:00pm, if you require or would like a morning appointment please contact your GP surgery to book an appointment within one of the pre-bookable clinics. 


All bookings for pre-bookable appointments must be made through your own GP practice. You can request to be booked into any of the listed pre-bookable clinic locations on the timetable below.


Please ensure that whether you are attending a pre-bookable appointment or a walk-in hub clinic that you arrive with your bloods request form from your GP (WROCs form) or as a minimum your WROCs number, as without this, the Phlebotomist will be unable to take your blood.


If you want to use the drop-in clinics, we recommend that you arrive in clinic before 3.30pm. If you arrive later, you may not be seen. Please be aware that because this is a drop-in service, some times of day are busier than others. Most patients are still seen within 30 minutes (April – August 2017)


Your GP will tell you if there are any specific instructions you need to follow before your test. It is important to follow the instructions as it may affect the result of the test if you don’t.


Home visits for housebound patients

If you are housebound, your GP can arrange for you to have an appointment at home. Please discuss with them if this is something you feel you will need. 


IMPORTANT: Your GP or healthcare professional will give you a form or order number when they refer you for your blood test which will let us know what type of test you need. Please make sure you bring this with you to your appointment. 



Patient information and leaflets


Download the leaflet below to find out what happens at your blood test. The leaflet also shows the clinic timetable.


About your blood test


Phlebotomy Service


The Phlebotomy Service takes blood samples from patients who have been identified by their GP as needing a blood test.

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test - our service alone sees more than 200,000 patients every year.

A blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
  • screen for certain genetic conditions.  

Most blood tests only take a few minutes and are carried out by a phlebotomist (a specialist in taking blood samples). 



Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:14

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