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Pathology

Your GP or hospital outpatients' clinic may complete a request card for a blood test.  This involves attending a phlebotomy (blood tests) clinic so that a sample of your blood can be sent to the pathology laboratory for testing.  The Phlebotomist will call you into a room and ask you to sit in a chair and uncover your arm.  After confirming your identity, blood is taken from a vein in your arm 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. 

You will not be seen without a blood test request from your doctor. The blood test request must include the correct details for:

  • Your full name
  • Your address, including postcode
  • Your date of birth

Children under the age of 10 are seen at the Paediatric Clinic at Royal Stoke University Hospital. To book an appointment
please call 01782 675183
Lines open: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

APPOINTMENT ONLY CLINICS

PLEASE CALL 01782 674242

MONDAY

Longton Cottage 09:00 - 12:00

Tunstall Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00

Hanford Health Centre 13:00 - 16:00

TUESDAY

Silverdale Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Tunstall Heath Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Blurton Health Centre 13:00 - 16:00

WEDNESDAY

Burslem Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Longton Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Fenton Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00

Biddulph Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00

THURSDAY

Shelton Primary Care Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Hanley Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Hanford Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Stoke Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Tunstall Health Centre 09:00 - 16:00

FRIDAY

Kidsgrove Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Blurton Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Smallthorne Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

Stoke Health Centre 13:00 - 16:00

Milehouse Health Centre 09:00 - 12:00

WALK IN CENTRES

No appointment necessary at the following locations

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:45

PLEASE NOTE - THE WALK IN CENTRES CAN BE EXTREMELY BUSY AT 8:00am

 

EVENING CLINICS

Please note - during extremely busy periods the walk in centres may occasionally need to close early

 

BRADWELL HOSPITAL

Talke Road, Chesterton, Newcastle, ST5 7NL

 

COBRIDGE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE

Church Terrace, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2JN

 

MEIR PRIMARY CARE CENTRE

Weston Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, ST3 6AB

 

BENTILEE HEALTH CENTRE

Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, Stoke on Trent ST2 0EU

 

BRADWELL HOSPITAL

Monday 08:00 - 18:45

 

COBRIDGE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE

Wednesday 08:00 - 18:45

 

LEEK MOORLANDS HOSPITAL

Ashbourne Rd, Staffordshire, Leek ST13 5B

Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 - 12:45

 

 

G​​P Patients

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 Children's Centre at the City General site. Please contact 01782 675183 for an appointment.  This service is mainly for children below the age of 10. 

Hospital Pati​​ents

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

Royal Stoke University Hospital provides phlebotomy services at convenient locations within the community.

You can choose between:

  • Making an appointment at a bookable clinic
  • Attending one of the 5 walk-in phlebotomy centres (no appointment necessary) at:
    • Bradwell Hospital
    • Cobridge Community Health Centre
    • Meir Primary Care Centre
    • Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre
    • Leek Moorlands Hospital 

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.

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.

Children under 10-years-old are normally referred to the specialised facilities available in the Children's Ward or community Children's Services.

Blood tests are available from Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm

The department is closed on public holidays.

Phlebotomy Department at County Hospital can be contacted on 01785 257731 ext. 4706​