Who Needs Phlebotomy Training?

12 years ago, when Phlebotomy Training Services was born, Director, Alison, had a slide in her original course the “Basic Phlebotomy Toolkit” that read:

“Blood tests are usually requested by a doctor for diagnosis or for the management of long-term medical conditions”

Blood was traditionally drawn by nurses, but now, we train GP receptionists and Healthcare Assistants to take blood, in order to support their clinical colleagues. In addition to this, Phlebotomy Training Services has also trained medical researchers; dental nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists and beauticians to produce PRP for use in aesthetic procedures like ‘vampire facials’.

Traditionally, phlebotomy training was provided on the job by employers and while many of today’s practising phlebotomists in practice today are highly skilled and well-trained, others are…less so. With Phlebotomy Training Services’ standardised course, every learner – wherever in the country they are and whenever they train with us – will be trained in the same way by our expert team.

Before writing the course, Alison asked the manufacturers of the blood collection systems themselves how they expected their equipment to be used. As well as the CHS 132 the Skills for Health Guidelines for obtaining venous blood samples, Alison based her book around this.

Many practicing phlebotomists had never inserted a needle into anything before they took their first sample. Here at Phlebotomy Training Services, we don’t think this is the way to put your best foot forward – for the phlebotomist or the patient. We don’t for a second think that on-the-job training is wrong – we think it’s essential – but we know that individuals who train with us acquire a base level of skill and knowledge before taking their first sample. They go on to make better phlebotomists who have a sound repeatable technique and understand why they are doing what they do.

Our phlebotomy training courses will never ask you to take blood from each other, you’ll use pads and prosthetic arms to hone your skills, so that when you come to take your first sample the only thing that gives you pause will be inserting the needle into real skin rather than a prosthetic.

You don’t need any previous experience to train in phlebotomy with us. Our introductory phlebotomy training course, “Understanding and Applying Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques” will give you all of the skills that are required to begin a career in phlebotomy.

There isn’t any “Recognised NHS Training” – whatever some training providers may claim – and no training organisation can give you a “NHS Certificate of Competency” – you can only earn one of those by being supervised in a place of work over a period of time, while you are taking blood.

What we are proud to say is that we have been providing phlebotomy training accredited by One Awards for 12 years and there are thousands of phlebotomists working in doctors surgeries, hospitals (and all sorts of other organisations) up and down the country who hold our certificate

If you would like to find out more about or Basic Phlebotomy Training Course, Advanced Phlebotomy Training Course, or our Diploma in Phlebotomy, contact us today – we’d love to hear from you.