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Phlebotomy Service for children and young people


The Children and Young Persons Community Phlebotomy Service provides a phlebotomy provision to all 0 to 16 year olds registered with a GP within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR). It is committed to deliver a high quality phlebotomy service for children who require routine, urgent and fasting bloods.

The service has been co-developed and shaped, with service users and a wide-range of stakeholders at the heart of its design, drawing on existing expertise and maximising innovative approaches to engagement to ensure that the provision is accessible and convenient to children and families.

It offers specific appointment times, to thus provide choice to service users, to minimise waiting times and allow a managed time to support preparation associated with testing e.g. the application of local anaesthetic cream or spray.

The service is provided from modern healthcare accommodation so individuals with a wide range of physical and emotional needs will be accommodated. The team consists of a range of roles including experienced phlebotomists, a play specialist support worker who is an integral part in the preparation and distraction for the procedure and a small administrative team that manages referrals and books appointments appropriate to the needs of the child and family.

It is anticipated that the service will see over 7,000 children a year who require a blood test.

Monday and Wednesday - Westcotes Health Centre, Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0LP

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Care Centre, 1 Spinney Hill Road, Leicester, LE5 3GH

Thursday – Braunstone Health and Social Care Centre, 39 Hockley Farm Rd, Leicester, LE3 1HN

The referrals may be booked over the telephone by GPs and service users and will have a facility to prioritise urgent cases by calling 0300 3000 007

To book an appointment call between the following hours:

8.30am - 5pm (Mon - Thurs)

8.30am - 4.30pm (Fri)

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