Phlebotomy Service

COVID-19 Lockdown update

Our services are still running during lockdown. We have clinics running across Barking, Havering and Redbridge operating Monday to Sunday between 8am and 4pm.  See below for details of how to book your blood test.

Our Community Phlebotomy (blood testing) service operates from various sites across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (temporarily). This service is offered to anyone registered to a GP in Barking and Dagenham or Havering and is over 12 years of age.

We also provide home visit (domiciliary) services to housebound patients who are over 16 years of age. Access to the domiciliary service is by referral from GPs or health professionals.

Please note that we do not offer glucose tolerance tests (GTTs).

Online phlebotomy booking system

We have now launched an online phlebotomy booking system. To book an appointment,  click here.

We are only able to provide blood tests for people who are registered with a GP in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge. If you are not registered to a GP in one of these boroughs, please do not use the booking system as your appointment will be cancelled on the day if you arrive at the clinic.

Alternatively, you can contact us on the following telephone numbers, Monday to Friday, from 9am – 5pm:

  • Barking and Dagenham: 0300 300 1704
  • Havering: 0300 555 1045

Waiting times for blood tests

We have been working hard with our NHS partners across North East London to reduce our waiting times for blood test appointments. We have been asked to take on additional capacity due to pressures across the region in response to COVID-19. We are recruiting more colleagues, have set up additional clinics, and brought in urgent blood testing for patients who meet the relevant ‘referral criteria’ for these. Please discuss with your GP if you think your blood test may be urgent as they may be able to refer you urgently.

We have also had to make significant changes to our blood testing service as a result of COVID-19. These include introducing an appointment system rather than running ‘walk-in’ clinics, minimising the number of people in our clinical areas and waiting rooms, and making sure we have enough time between appointments for appropriate cleaning and other infection prevention and control measures.

As a result of the measures we have put in place, many of our blood test clinics now have a wait time within one week or less. We would highly recommend looking at availability across all clinics before booking your blood test.

Cancelling your appointment 

If you wish to cancel or rearrange your blood test appointment, you can do so by clicking on the link that was sent to you via text. This will then provide you with the details of your appointment and options to cancel or rearrange. Please aim to do this at least 24 hours in advance in order to make that appointment available to someone else.

Locations

Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham

 

Clinic          

Address

Opening hours                                          

Chadwell Heath Health Centre Ashton Gardens
Chadwell Heath
RM6 6RT

Monday to Friday
8.45am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.15pm

Church Elm Lane Health Centre 169 Church Elm Lane
Dagenham
RM10 9RR

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8.30am –12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm

Dagenham Library 1 Church Elm Lane
Dagenham
RM10 9QS

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am–4.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Centre 234 Porters Ave
Dagenham
RM8 2EQ
Tuesday to Thursday
8.30am–3.00pm

Thames View Health Centre

Bastable Avenue
Barking
IG11 0LG
Monday to Friday
8.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–3.30pm.
Barking Community Hospital

Upney Lane
Barking
IG11 9LX

Monday to Friday
7:00am–2.45pm

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am–4.00pm

Orchards Health Centre Gascoigne Road 
Barking
IG11 7RS           

Monday to Friday
8.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm –3.30pm
Tel: 020 3644 2026

 

Havering

Clinic

Address         

Opening hours                                           

Cranham Clinic

Avon Road
Upminster
RM14 1RG

Monday to Friday
8.45am–14.30pm

 

Elm Park Clinic

 

252 Abbs Cross Lane  
Hornchurch
RM12 4YG   

Monday to Friday
8.30am–12.15pm      

Harold Hill Health Centre

Gooshays Drive
Romford    
RM3 9SU

Monday to Friday
8.30am–3.15pm

Long Term Conditions Centre*

St Clements Ave
Off Gubbins Lane
Harold Wood
Romford
RM3 0FE

Monday to Friday
8.30am–3.15pm

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am–4.00pm

* Services previously located in the Victoria Centre have now relocated to LTCC.

 

Redbridge

From 21 September 2020, we will be temporary clinics in Redbridge.

 
Clinic

Address         

Opening hours                                           

South Woodford Health Centre

114 High Road
South Woodford
London
E18 2QS                   

Monday to Friday
8.35am-3.15pm

 

Hainault Health Centre

 

Manford Way
Ilford
Chigwell
IG7 4DF

Monday to Friday
8.35am-3.15pm      

Seven Kings Health Centre

1 Salisbury Road 
Seven Kings
Ilford
IG3 8BG

Monday to Friday
9.15am-3.15pm

Loxford Polyclinic

417 Ilford Lane
Ilford
IG1 2SN

Monday to Friday
8.30am-3:.5pm

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am–4.00pm

Barley Court Clinic

Goodmayes Hospital
157 Barley Lane  
Ilford

Monday to Sunday
8.00am–4.00pm

For a full list of locations, including those not run by NELFT, please see this document: Blood test locations - updated 27 November 2020.

Further info

During your appointment

Please ensure that you bring a printed version of your blood form with you to your appointment. Failure to do so will mean that your appointment will have to be rearranged.

Whilst in our waiting room please remove your coat and roll up your sleeve in preparation for your blood test. This will help to minimise delays during our busy service.

COVID-19 update

  • Do not attend your appointment if you have any COVID symptoms
  • Do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment slot
  • Ensure that you observe social distancing rules in line with government guidelines

Domiciliary phlebotomy referrals

Domiciliary phlebotomy referrals

The Domiciliary service is available to housebound patients Monday to Friday:

  • Barking and Dagenham / Havering: 8.30am–2.00pm
  • Redbridge: 8.00am–4.00pm

Referral method is from GP/ Hospital or other Allied Health Professionals. They are made by email via the details below: