Having a Blood Test? – Here is the procedure

During the lockdown, blood tests are still ongoing.

I saw the following on a FaceBook community page and thought it might help others


Call the Victoria Centre to book an appointment first on 0300 555 1045.
You can select the clinic you want to go to but all may not be open.
I booked my appointment a week in advance so I got the day I wanted.

Go to your appointment 5 minutes before and wait outside.
A few people turned up whilst I was outside who were not at my time or didn’t know you had to book.

Wait to be called by your appointment time and luckily I was called 1 minute early.

No other patients are in there, the staff are still working hard and the whole experience was pretty calm and stress free. My last appointment there was so busy I had to wait an hour in the waiting room for my ticket number so I found my experience today very efficient.

This post is just a heads up for the booking process, if it saves you fasting unnecessarily or paying for travel to get there then hopefully it helps

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

2 thoughts on “Having a Blood Test? – Here is the procedure

  1. Thanks Paul that’s really useful. My husband has an appointment at Elm Park clinic on Friday so we’re hoping it’s as efficient there too! Stay aafe

    1. Thank You Helen.
      I am trying my best. And I hope you are your family are also safe.

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