Changes to blood testing services in Cirencester and the surrounding area (September 2020)

Outpatient blood testing at Cirencester Hospital

For safety reasons, blood tests on a drop-in basis are no longer being carried out at Cirencester Hospital. This is due to COVID-19 and the need to ensure that patients and staff can maintain social distancing. It will also mean that you are less likely to have to wait for your appointment.

Monday morning clinic at Cirencester Hospital

There is now a bookable blood testing clinic at Cirencester Hospital every Monday morning between 08:30 and 12:15 during September and October. This service is strictly available only for patients over the age of six who need to have blood tests as part of their consultant outpatient care.

Please remember to book an appointment – the best way to do this is online

Visit: www.web.glos.nhs.uk/PhlebotomyBooking

  • Appointments can be made by someone else if required
  • You will need a physical copy of the blood request form provided by your consultant. Digital copies of blood test request forms will not be accepted
  • If you cannot attend the appointment do not worry, you will be able to make another appointment
  • Please do not contact the department by phone with appointment queries or to ask staff to make an appointment for you

Children under the age of six

Children under six years of age will need to attend Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for their blood test.

Cirencester Hospital patients

If you are attending an outpatient appointment, your blood test will be carried out at the hospital if your condition or treatment requires this.

This arrangement will be reviewed this autumn and permanent arrangements for consultant requested blood tests will be put in place.

Maternity patients

If you are a maternity patient, you will be advised by your midwife. Please contact your midwife if you have any concerns.

Blood testing in GP surgeries

If your GP requires you to have a blood test, please book an appointment at your GP surgery where the test will be carried out. You can do this in the usual way, either online or by calling your practice.