Blood: Screening

Health written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham PPS (Mr Mike O'Brien, Solicitor General), Law Officers' Department

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many primary care trusts operate community blood test clinics;

(2) which primary care trusts have moved blood testing services from community-based clinics to hospital facilities.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

This information is not collected centrally. The provision of phlebotomy services (where patients give blood samples for testing) is a matter for the national health service to decide locally in the light of clinically appropriate practice and efficient service delivery.

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