8 Vital Questions About Phlebotomy Training

So, you’ve decided to become a phlebotomist. We think that’s brilliant! Welcome to a wonderful world where no two days will ever be the same. Now you have to take the next step and get your qualification, so you can start finding your dream phlebotomy job.

If you are doing your research you will no doubt find a few phlebotomy training providers in the UK. We think this research is a vital part of the phlebotomy process, so we would like to offer our advice on some vital questions to ask when looking at phlebotomy training providers.

1 Who will the certificate come from, and what is their standing as an awarding body?

Our certificates are awarded by One Awards, and are nationally recognised in the Healthcare Sector in the UK.

  1. Will you get to use clip and disposable tourniquets?

At PTS you will get to use both.

  1. Will you be trained to use safety equipment in accordance with Statutory Instrument 645?

This is par for the course at PTS, as it is an essential skill for a working phlebotomist.

  1. Will You use the S-Monovette system as well as the Evacuated system?

In one of our courses you will be taught them both, to the fullest extent.

  1. Is there a limit on the amount of equipment that you will be allowed to use?

We bring more equipment than you could ever need to each of our courses – we work hard to ensure you have everything you need to gain your certification.

  1. How long has your provider been established?

PTS was founded in 2007 by Alison Purkiss, a phlebotomist herself with over 20 year’s experience.

  1. Is your chosen provider respected and trusted within the healthcare sector.

Phlebotomy Training Services have worked as advisors to the BBC, amongst many other large, respected organisations.

  1. Can you see honest feedback and reviews from your chosen provider?

Just have a look at our Facebook page at one of our many, many pieces of feedback.

If you would like to know more about any of the services or training that we provide then just call us on 01609 751 610 or contact us here. We’d be more than happy to talk.


Why We Do What We Do

Phlebotomy Training Services have been providing phlebotomy training for over 10 years. We were founded as the director, Alison, thought there was a lack of quality training available in the UK and sought to change that.

From the outset the idea was to provide the best training possible, ultimately so people could find consistent work as professional phlebotomists.

Recently we received a message from a student who had taken our course 4 years ago who said:

‘Been in work for the last 4 years since doing this course. Alison & Andrew are ace.’

Which are were delighted to receive.

If you would like to learn about how to start a new career path as a phlebotomist then just give us a call on 01609 751 610, we’d love to have a chat.


A Company Has Developed Artificial Blood, Which Could Revolutionise Trauma Treatments

Blood transfusions have successfully been used to treat trauma patients since the 19th century. However, the act has never been without risks. Even when matching blood type to blood type, accidents do happen, and sometimes diseases from the donor can be passed along to the recipient.

But, a company has recently developed an artificial blood, which can be used to successfully treat trauma patients, with no risks of disease transmission.

SpheriTech, a British company, has developed synthetic blood it calls SpheriSome Hb which is a haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier.

After this development SpheriTech received an undisclosed sum in research funds from Innovative UK to further develop this revolutionary product.

Dr Don Wellings, founder and MD of SpheriTech based in Runcorn, Cheshire, said: “The use of donated blood in transfusion therapy, while effective in restoring an adequate supply of oxygen in the body of the recipient, has several limitations.

“Although testing procedures exist to detect the presence of certain diseases in blood, these procedures cannot eliminate completely the risk of blood-borne disease.”

Medical research accounts for a huge number of our students at Phlebotomy Training Services. Phlebotomy is the act of taking a small amount of blood, typically for study/research purposes. We offer several courses which enable people to become practicing phlebotomists, however the simplest route to take is our basic course.

This weekend course rewards students with an industry recognised certificate in phlebotomy, enabling them to work as phlebotomists.

PTS are recognised as one of the leading training providers of phlebotomy in the UK, and it’s founder, Alison Purkiss, is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable phlebotomists in the country. We are often used as support for places like the BBC and Universities.

To find out how we can help you step down a new career path as a phlebotomist just call us on 01609 751 610 or contact us here.