Community Phlebotomy

The community phlebotomy walk-in is changing

As part of ongoing work to restart services safely, the walk-in phlebotomy (blood taking) service that is run by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at Beckenham Beacon and Orpington Hospital will move to a booked appointments service. From 10 August 2020, the service will no longer accept walk-ins for GP referred blood taking. Instead you will need to call 020 3930 0245 to book an appointment.

The new appointments system will be run by the Bromley GP Alliance (BGPA).

These changes will limit the number of people visiting clinic areas at any given time. This will protect patients and staff by helping to maintain social distancing measures, which are an important part of reducing the risk of COVID-19.

Remember you can also book appointments at several local GP Surgeries which may be more convenient for you and avoid the need to visit hospital. Full details are on the form that your GP will give you when blood tests are required.