Phlebotomy

Patients referred for blood tests by their GP or other health professional please see sections below for clinic opening times. 

For hospital clinic patients, please see outpatient clinic times. 

Contact us

  • Newham Hospital: 020 8223 8055
  • Whipps Cross Hospital: 020 8539 5522 ext. 6568
  • St Bartholomew's Hosptial: 020 3465 5887
  • Mile End Hosptial: 020 8223 8055

Blood tests for Redbridge residents

Whipps Cross Hospital blood tests

Whipps Cross University Hospital, Area 1, Outpatients Department

Opening hours: Monday to Friday (walk-in)

8am – 4:30pm

Paediatric blood testing at Whipps Cross Hospital

Available for children up to 10 years of age referred by GP or hospital consultant

Whipps Cross Hospital, Area 1, Outpatients Department
Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday (only 9.30pm – 3.30pm)

Please be aware that children cannot be seen outside these clinic times. 

Please note: Children over 10 years of age should use the community services provided in their local borough.

Community Phlebotomy Services are available at:

Wanstead

Wanstead Hospital

Makepeace Road

Wanstead, E11 1UU

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am-12:00pm

Loughton

Forest Medical Centre

Old Station Road

Loughton, IG10 4PE

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 12:00pm

Contact number: 020 8535 6888

Please be aware that as these are walk in services. if we have a high volume of patients, tickets may have to be withdrawn before the advertised closing time to allow all patients to be seen prior to the clinic closing. This is to allow the phlebotomists to treat the patients already waiting in a safe and professional manner.

Blood tests for Waltham Forest residents

Blood testing services for Waltham Forest residents changed in November 2017.

These are provided by North East London NHS Foundation Trust. The locations and booking options are listed on their website.

Waltham Forest residents should not use the blood testing services at Wanstead Hospital or Forest Medical Centre in Loughton.

Paediatric blood testing at Whipps Cross Hospital

Available for children up to 10 years of age referred by GP or hospital Consultant

Whipps Cross Hospital, Area 1, Outpatients Department
Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday  (only 9.30am – 3.30pm)

Please be aware that children cannot be seen outside these clinic times.  

Please note: Whipps Cross University Hospital is unable to see Waltham Forest residents over the age of 10. Children over 10 years of age and adult residents of Waltham Forest  should use the community services provided in their local borough.

Blood tests for Tower Hamlets residents

Following a review of primary care services, changes have been made to blood testing services for residents of Tower Hamlets.

From 2 September 2019, there will be no routine blood testing services for patients from GP surgeries, aged 16 years and above, at The Royal London and Mile End Hospitals.

Please ask your GP or practice nurse to book a blood test appointment for you at one of the local primary care hubs:

Blithehale Hub                                                 
Blithehale Medical Centre                           
22 Dunbridge Street                                      
Bethnal Green                                                 
London E2 6JA                                  
 
Harley Grove Hub
Harley Grove Medical Centre
15 Harley Grove                               
London E3 2AT                                                                                                                                 
 
St. Stephen’s Hub
St. Stephen’s Health Centre       
Bow Community Hall     
London E3 5ED
                                                                                                                                               
Gough Walk Hub                             
Gough Walk Practice                                     
21 Newby Place                                                               
Poplar                                                                  
London E14 0EY                                                                
 
Strouts Place Hub
Strouts Place Medical Centre
3 Strouts Place
London E2 7QU
 
East One Hub                                                    
East One Health Centre                
14 Deancross Street                                                       
London E1 2QA                                

There will continue to be a blood testing service for children under the age of 16 years, in the Paediatric Blood Testing Dept, Clinic 4, 7th Floor, North Tower, The Royal London Hospital, from 9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday-Friday.

For further information, please contact Cynthia Grant, plebotomy sevices manager, on 020 3594 6397 or email cynthia.grant1@nhs.net.