Visiting guidance

Visiting restrictions have been eased. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

Phlebotomy (blood tests)

We hold blood test clinics at Royal Derby Hospital, Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, Queen's Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital. 

We also provide local clinics around the community to help patients who may find it difficult to travel to our hospitals.

UHDB patients can now book themselves in for a blood test (opens in new window) > online at each of our five hospitals and local clinics.

Please note that the service provided at both Samuel Johnson and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospitals is only for patients who have had their bloods ordered by the Trust - patients referred by their GP will not be seen. 

All patients who attend a clinic, having had their blood test requested by UHDB clinicians, will have been provided with a leaflet containing a link to book their next appointment online via Swiftqueue. 

For urgent appointments we do offer on the day appointments at Babbington Hospital, Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, Coleman Health Centre and St Oswalds Hospital.

Any patients who do not have access to a computer can, go on the day, to the clinics at Babbington Hospital, Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, Coleman Health Centre and St Oswalds Hospital. Please check clinic times and the advice is to attend early. For Samuel Johnson and Sir Robert Peel patients if you are unable to access a computer then please contact the consultant’s secretary. Renal patients at Queen's need to attend Samuel Johnson Hospital.

The clinics at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital and Ilkeston Hospital will be expanding as they will be open at weekends from 9 July 2022 from 7am to 7pm. You do not need to attend your nearest clinic and may find your waiting time reduced by attending another clinic.

Book your blood test appointment

To help reduce patient waiting times and to support social distancing you must now book an online appointment before attending for a blood test or you will not be seen. The only exceptions are if your appointment is urgent or you do not have access to the internet. The booking system helps patients, their carers, and family members to plan their trip to a blood clinic, helping to reduce clinic waiting times and enabling patients to be seen much more quickly. 
 

Book your blood test appointment (opens in new window) >