Interested in becoming a Phlebotomist?

10th September 2021


Working in Phlebotomy means that you work at your local NHS hospital or GP surgery, obtaining blood samples from patients and ensuring their safe delivery to the laboratory for testing.


See this NHS webpage for information about Phlebotomy training as well as development and registration for the blood sciences: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/healthcare-science/roles-healthcare-science/life-sciences/blood-sciences/training-development-and-registration-blood-sciences#Phlebotomist


For a day in the life of a Phlebotomist as well as a list of must-have skills see this Health Careers NHS page: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/wider-healthcare-team/roles-wider-healthcare-team/clinical-support-staff/phlebotomist


To become a phlebotomist, you would need to complete a venepuncture / phlebotomy training. Either ask your current employer to support you in the training if this is relevant to developing your skills in your role, or you can complete the training in your own time and expense.


One private company that offers this training is with Equip, based in Witham, please click on the link to view the course, you can contact the team at Equip to talk it through with them in the first instance: https://www.essexequip.co.uk/events/venepuncture-training-6/

Other training courses can be found by searching online for ‘Phlebotomy training [your area]’


I hope this assists you and good luck in the future!


If you need anything further, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Primary Care Careers using a contact form on the website or via email at eoe.primarycarecareers@nhs.net.

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