Blood tests in Children's Outpatients at GRH

From Monday 9th May, all blood test telephone requests for children’s outpatients at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital will now be answered by qualified nursing staff. The telephone number for these blood test requests is 0300 422 8383


  • Children over the age of 6 years can go to our  Edward Jenner Unit for blood tests unless they are needle phobic or have special needs.


  • All other children should come to children’s outpatients for their blood test.


  • Could GPs please remember: when prescribing  Emla (numbing cream), they should also prescribe clear patches to cover it. If they are not able to do so, please advise parents that they should cover the cream with cling film. When children have come with other patches over the cream, the cream soaks in and is less effective.