Phlebotomy Update Face-to-Face

Education & Events

Phlebotomy Update Face-to-Face

Event Summary

This one-day course is for Health Care Assistants or nurses new to General Practice who will be undertaking phlebotomy within their role

Thursday, 17 October
09:30 - 13:00
Marlborough Golf Club, The Common, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1DU, United Kingdom

Main Contact

LEaD Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr Roger Hoke
Mr Roger Hoke
Speaker & Trainer

Coffee and registration 9:00am - Training 9:30am - 13:00pm (Lunch NOT Included)

This one-day course is for Health Care Assistants or nurses new to General Practice who will be undertaking phlebotomy within their role. It is also for anyone who wants to learn how to do phlebotomy (who isn't already an HCA or nurse). It covers both theoretical and practical aspects including demonstration and practice on training arms and pads.  This course will provide a certificate of attendance, competency work book for completion with observed practice and mentorship in practice and phlebotomy guidelines.


  • Current legislation/ competencies
  • Pre-analytical errors
  • Blood cultures & Aseptic Technique
  • Technique including
  • Locating difficult veins /bruising / problem solving

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session all participants should be able to:

  • Provide evidence of an update in competencies and knowledge of phlebotomy techniques in line with the National Occupational Standard NPSA SPN 14: Obtaining a Venous Blood Sample
  • Demonstrate safe practice reducing the potential for sample errors and needle stick injury.
  • Have an increased awareness on potential risks and techniques to avoid risk.

Resources for all delegates

Roger Hoke (Trainer) has published a new individual "working portfolio" to be distributed to all the delegates attending the course alongside the fantastic text book he has written.  This additional resource allows the delegate to have a documented record of their competencies and training courses and evidence of learning through sign off of competencies /quality assurance which are linked to the national framework.

Please Note: This will NOT be Recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr Roger Hoke
Mr Roger Hoke

Roger Hoke, is a former Clinical Educator, university lecturer and author of ‘Phlebotomy’ and co-author of the European Phlebotomy Standard. He is an executive committee member of the National Association of phlebotomists and contributes to the Association of Clinical Biochemists to promote good phlebotomy practice to increase the quality of laboratory specimens.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £290.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address

Further Dates

Phlebotomy Update Face-to-Face
19 June
09:30 - 13:00
South Winchester Golf Course
Event Information


This half day Phlebotomy update is for any clinician already competent in venepuncture and will refresh current knowledge and skills in relation to the procedure.