Phlebotomy Service

Blood tests are available for all Fordingbridge Surgery patients in the mornings Monday - Friday, Wednesday afternoon and one Saturday morning per month.

If you require a blood test please contact the surgery to make an appointment on 01425 653430. 

Please note that Diabetes Blood Tests will continue to be taken within the Annual Diabetes Review appointment.

We are unable to take bloods from patients under the age of 16. Parents / guardians can call Salisbury District Hospital, Sarum Ward on 01722 336262 ext 2560/2561. They offer appointments on a Tuesday and Thursday between 09:00 - 12:00.

Children under 10 years need to have an appointment booked in the Sarum Day Assessment Unit 01722 336262  ext 4201

Children over 10 years can go straight to pathology department with no appointment necessary if preferred. You will need to collect a blood test form from the surgery before attending for your appointment.


Blood Test Tips

We would like to recommend the following steps you can take to help us prevent any delay prior to your blood test appointment

  • Most blood test forms are created at the surgery in preparation for your appointment. However, if you have been given a form from another provider i.e. consultant / hospital please remember to bring this with you to your appointment.
  • Please drink plenty of water prior to your appointment even for a 'fasting' test.
  • On arrival, please use the self check in screen and take a seat in north reception, unless advised otherwise.
  • It is important to keep your hands warm where possible and to remove your coat.

All these measures will help with the smooth running of the clinic.


Walk-in Phlebotomy Service at Salisbury District Hospital

Pathology Outpatients has a walk-in service for blood tests. The clinic is on a first come first served basis and during busy times there may be a substantial wait. We have been informed that Tuesdays and Thursdays are the busiest days.

You will need to be in possession of a blood test form either from the hospital or from a GP at the surgery. 

The Pathology Department is open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (Last patient's need to arrive by 4.45pm)

The Pathology Department is situated on Level 3 quite close to the Main Entrance. Enter the site at Entrance A, Car Park 3 is the closest car park. Enter the hospital at the Main Entrance (level 3) and follow the signs for blood tests. Additional parking can be found in car park 8, once parked, follow the signs to Sarum Entrance (level 3) and the department can be found immediately on the right.

Telephone Number:- Pathology Reception 01722 429020 (8am-5pm)