Phlebotomy services at Cranham Health Centre
There have been rumours circulating recently, concerning the continuation of phlebotomy (blood test) services at Cranham Health Centre, Avon Road. Residents’ Association councillors enquired with the appropriate authorities and have received the following reply from the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group –
‘A case for change for a new phlebotomy service model is going to the Integrated Care Executive Group meeting in May. The plan for this year long pilot, beginning in July, includes flexing sites according to demand.
At the moment the number and location of phlebotomy chairs for the start of the pilot is still being worked through. Piloting this new model will enable us to seek the feedback from patients, residents and stakeholders that we have not been able to gather over the past year due to Covid-19.
We are working closely with local partners around engagement and reaching those whose voices we need to hear to help inform the new service model.
Please do rest assured that all feedback will be carefully considered and the service shaped accordingly. We are of course striving for the best geographical coverage we can, taking into account capacity and distribution of chairs. Once the pilot begins, all of our stakeholders will be kept up to date with plans and progress.
Given the importance of stakeholder feedback to ensuring the proper mapping of demand to capacity, I shall ask whether HealthWatch would be prepared to monitor the pilot and to feedback their findings to the Health & Wellbeing Board.’
Residents’ Association councillors will forward any new information, including how to take part in any survey, when we have it.