The Carers Support Team working in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Phlebotomy Service, have created a Priority Blood Card for Carers.
A considerable amount of carers have their own existing health needs, which may include regular blood tests. Leaving the cared for person to attend their own appointments can create anxiety for carers.
Carers who are registered with the Carers Support Team can access this priority card to use when attending the Phlebotomy clinic, making the Phlebotomy service aware of their carer status. This will then enable carers to be prioritised and allow convenient and timely appointments, relieving the anxiety caused by long waiting times.
You can get a Priority Blood Card by registering with the Carers Support Team, then contacting the team to request a card.
Please find further details in the Phlebotomy Service Poster (.pdf, 947kb).