This event is face to face. We have ensured that the seating is socially distanced. Please do bring a mask.


Review of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reasons for carrying out phlebotomy
  • Different methods of phlebotomy
  • Identification of veins suitable for phlebotomy
  • Contraindications and unsuitable veins
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Review of relevant policies and procedures
  • Familiarisation with equipment used locally
  • Assessment of and communication with patients
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control and safe disposal of equipment
  • Practicing obtaining a venous blood sample from a teaching model
  • Appropriate documentation of procedure


On completion of the course, all delegates will have to undergo a period of supervised practice in their workplace and formal assessment of competency.

Target Audience:

  • Practice Nurses
  • District Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Phlebotomists

Admin and Clerical staff also welcome!

Please note that your name and email address will be passed to the supplier, so that they can send you joining instructions and any feedback surveys.