Dear Orkney NHS Board,

Please could you describe the provision of phlebotomy services by your Board?

In addition to District Nurses employed by the Health Board, please describe:

1. Are phlebotomy services provided by phlebotomists employed by the Health Board?

2. Are phlebotomy services provided directly by GP practices by phlebotomists employed by them and, if so, how are GPs remunerated for this?

3. How are blood samples transported from the point of collection to the laboratory for processing?

4. Do any phlebotomy services provided by your Health Board post blood samples to the laboratory for processing?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Robert S. Coull

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Dear Dr. Coull,
Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request from NHS Orkney.

Kind regards,

Jenna Johnston
Freedom of Information (FOI) Officer
NHS Orkney
Headquarters, Garden House, New Scapa Road,
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BQ
Tel: 01856 888220
FOI Requests e-mail: [NHS Orkney request email]
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