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What Makes PTS Different?

There are a few phlebotomy training providers in the UK, but Phlebotomy Training Services like to think that we offer something a bit different, a bit more, than they do.

PTS were founded in 2007 by Alison Purkiss. A trained phlebotomist herself she noticed that there something missing in the way that Phlebotomy training was provided in the UK. So she set out to do something about it. 10 years later we’re still going strong.

Phlebotomy training services were founded on the foundation of quality training. The student come in front of everything else. To ensure that we could uphold this foundation we only ever use trainers that are fully qualified phlebotomists and educators themselves. We also have a policy of never having more than 6 students per trainer, ensuring that you receive the attention you need to pass the course first time.

We also try and use trainers with as much experience as possible. By doing so we can ensure that the training provided is relevant, on point and will properly equip you for life as a practicing phlebotomist.

We are also one of the only phlebotomy training providers whose courses are certified by One Awards, and will allow you to work as a phlebotomist upon completion of the course.

As we are amongst the most experienced training providers in the country we can offer things that others can’t. For example, if you wish to further your knowledge and practice of phlebotomy then you can take our advanced course. And if you want to gain even more qualifications and be classed as a medical professional you can undertake our Phlebotomy Diploma; the only course of its kind available.

To enrol on one of our courses just go to our book a course page. Or to learn more about what we do just give us a call on 01609 751 610.

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Why It’s Important to Let Your Kids Get Dirty

As a responsible parent you will feel duty bound to keep your children as safe as possible. There are many ways in which you may do this, and one way is to keep everything as clean as possible. However, by creating a clean and sterile environment you may actually be doing your child a disservice, in fact, it may cause them greater harm in the long run according to a germ expert.

Professor Jack Gilbert is the Director of the Microbiome Centre at the University of Chicago and is the co-author of “Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System”. In it he claims “Most parents think all germs are bad, that is not true. Most will just stimulate your immune system and make you stronger.”

And this is the foundation of his entire argument, that exposure to dirt, and a lot of things most people would consider unsanitary, are actually beneficial.

He states a few examples, such as when children play in the garden is it not necessary to sanitise their hands before they touch their faces. And people often try and separate pets and children for sanitary reasons, however Prof Gilbert claims that there is nothing wrong with a dog licking a child’s face. He goes so far to say that even human excrement is not so unsanitary that you should panic if a child comes into contact with it.

He summarises by saying that in a normal household, as long as nobody is currently ill, then thanks to general sanitation and vaccinations, it is a perfectly safe environment for a child to be in.

In reality, creating a sterilized environment can have a detrimental effect on your child’s health in the long term. This is because they will develop a hyper-sensitive immune system and could suffer from issues such as allergies and asthma in the future.

Phlebotomy Training Services are one of the leading supplier of the phlebotomy training the UK. We have courses all over the country, including Nottingham and London. To find out more just call us on 01609 751 610.