"Having blood taken"

About: Community Health Services / Phlebotomy

(as the patient),

This leaflet was given to me after the nurse took blood for various types of arthritus - this was after speaking to my doctor about my ailments i.e. back problems and osteo-arthritius of the hip.

Therefore having blood taken was one part of the process which was speedy, efficient and friendly. What concerns me is that the primary care does not do anti CCP test therefore I have had no choice but to go private for further investigation despite paying into the NHS.

It is very worrying for me as I may need more care but will not be able to continue to go private after this initial consultation. I do not want to give up work I know with the right help I would not have to worry about my future employment etc etc.

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Response from Kelly Owen, PALS Officer, Patient Advice Liaison Service, Community Health Services at 5 Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Main5102,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment following your visit to the phlebotomy service at Nutgrove Villa.

We aim to provide a quick and efficent service and I am glad that you found this to be so on your visit. I will ensure that your views are passed onto the team at Nutgrove.

Kind regards,

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