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.
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.