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Urgent and routine blood tests for housebound patients in the community


About the service

We visit housebound patients in the community for urgent or routine blood tests following a GP referral to our service.

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Who is this service for?

People aged 18 years old or above who are registered with a North Somerset GP and are housebound.*

Urgent blood tests will be carried out on the same day if we receive the referral before 2pm, otherwise this will take place the next day. Routine tests will be carried out the next day where practicable, or on a previously agreed specific date.

*A housebound patient is someone who is unable to leave their home environment due to a physical and / or psychological illness or who is currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or recovering from surgery.

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to refer a patient to the Phlebotomy Service, please visit our New Referrals page

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Contact us

Please contact your GP with any queries related to blood tests or visit dates.

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