Community Phlebotomy Service
Phlebotomy is the process of taking blood to be sent to hospital for testing. Blood tests can help obtain a diagnosis for certain illnesses – or rule them out, monitor treatment and help patients and GPs manage long term health conditions.
The Community Phlebotomy Service is run by local GPs working together to improve primary care services under the name of the East Lancs Federation of GPs, which has been established to allow those GPs to work together to develop and improve primary care services specifically to suit local needs.
The community phlebotomy clinics will be held once a week in each locality between 6pm and 8pm and will be based in different host practices according to a rota. Patients can choose where they wish to have their bloods taken, from different sites throughout East Lancashire.
To arrange for bloods to be taken, patients should ask the reception staff at their practice to book an appointment. Appointments can be made via reception staff, and the service is available at:
Manchester Road Surgery, Manchester Road, Burnley, BB11 4HP
Higher Heys Surgery, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3BP
Blackburn Road Surgery, Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 0AL
Reedyford Healthcare Group, Yarnspinners PHCC, Carr Road, Nelson, BB9 7SR
Pendle View Practice, Arthur Street, Brierfield, BB9 5RZ
Pendleside Practice, Clitheroe HC, Railway Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2JG
Castle Medical Group, Clitheroe HC, Railway Road, Clitheroe, BB7
Irwell Medical Practice, Irwell Mill, Bacup, OL13 9NR
Haslingden Health Centre, 27 Manchester Road, Haslingden, BB4 5SL