If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Butterfly technique training course

We have now developed a bespoke butterfly technique training course to provide individuals already trained in venepuncture with the additional skills and knowledge to competently and safely utilise the BD butterfly equipment.

Trainees will receive a wealth of knowledge and experience from one of our senior phlebotomy team. 


Course programme 

  • An hour of supervised 'dry lab' practice on a plastic training arm.
  • 3 hours of 1:1 supervised practical training to bleed live patients within the QMC or City blood taking room.
  • Certificate of competency in venepuncture using the BD butterfly technique - attained on live patients. This certificate will be valid for a period of one year from the date of successfully achieving the 10th competency using the butterfly technique

This 1:1 session is offered at a cost of £195

To book your place download the registration form here.

Contact us

We are contactable Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8am until 2pm.

Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 72011

Email: Lorraine.harrison@nuh.nhs.uk

Find us

All of our annual competency renewals will be held at either Outpatient Phlebotomy Department, B Floor, West Block, QMC, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH


Main Outpatient Department (off the North Corridor), Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB.