A note about blood tests from 1 October 2019

The public has asked for simpler services, which has led to the creation of an Urgent Treatment Centre as of the 1st October 2019 which will replace the Walk-in Centre in Colchester. The Urgent Treatment Centre at Colchester Hospital will not provide walk-in blood test (phlebotomy) services. As from 1st October 2019 the surgery in Turner Road will continue to offer a phlebotomy service on Monday Tuesday, Wednesday from 7am till 2pm and Thursday and Friday from 8am till 11am.

Patients will need to bring the relevant forms from their regular GP surgery. You can also continue to be able to access blood test services from your GP practice. Please contact The Rowhedge and University of Essex Medical Practice for more information.