Paediatric Phlebotomy

Our Paediatric Phlebotomy service is specifically designed for paediatric blood tests to take place outside of the hospital in a calmer environment and therefore reducing wait times.

The service is based within four practices within the borough all listed below.

Paediatric Phlebotomy Eligibility:

  • Must be registered with a Hillingdon GP Confederation member practice.
  • All patients must be aged between 2 and 16 years at the time of the appointment
  • They must be able to attend one of the named sites above with a responsible parent or guardian.
  • They must have been provided with an appointment by their registered GP practice along with a prescription for emla cream and have been provided with the appropriate patient leaflet.

 Preparing For Your Appointment

 For more information on how to prepare for your appointment, please click here - Patient_leaflet.docx

Patient Journey

Patient Journey paed phleb

Site Locations: 

Cedarbrook Practice, 11 Kingshill Cl, Hayes UB4 8DD

Carepoint Practice, Health Centre, Neal Cl, Northwood HA6 1TQ

The High Street Practice, 20 High St, West Drayton UB7 7DP

The Green Medical Centre, 6 The Green, West Drayton UB7 7PJ


What training do the staff have?

All of our team members have trained as phlebotomists, and have practiced for at least three years. They have then undertaken further training to take samples from children at Hillingdon hospital.

Do I need to use emla cream?

 Yes. Spread thickly on the inside of both elbows and cover with a dressing or cling film. This numbs the area to make it more comfortable for your child.

Will the test leave a bruise? 

Possibly, this is a side effect of blood tests at times.