Phlebotomy is a clinic where blood is taken from patients for examination in laboratories, the results of which, provide valuable information to diagnosing illness.


The clinic is held by appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday  9.00 - 10.30

Your Doctor has referred you to have a blood test taken to investigate your health problem.


Please make an appointment at the reception desk.


If the test needs to be done FASTING do not  eat after midnight the day before the test. You can have water to drink if you are thirsty.


Please wear loose fitting clothing so that your sleeve can be rolled up above the elbow. Small dressing is applied after blood is taken. Please leave the dressing on for at least half an hour.


You may wish to bring someone with you to your appointment, especially if you may feel  unwell after the procedure.


INR Clinic (Anticoagulant service)

INR Clinic provides a monitoring service for patients on Warfarin and other oral anticoagulants.


The clinic is held by appointments on Tuesday  9.00 - 10.30

All patients must be referred by a  GP or other NHS Clinician.

The Anticoagulation Clinic will call you once the result is available.

Anticoagulants can be a dangerous medicine if not closely monitored. While on warfarin, your blood clotting time or INR must be checked at least once a month, but more often when first starting this medicine, when changes are made to your other medications, or if your INR results are not within the therapeutic range.

You must have a regular blood test called an International Normalised Ratio test (INR).This is a standard test that measures how long your blood takes to clot.

The dose of anticoagulant that you need to take will depend on your INR test result. If your result is out of the range appropriate for your condition, your dose of anticoagulant will be increased or decreased accordingly.


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Saturday & Sunday         Closed


Bank Holidays                 Closed