Venepuncture (phlebotomy) is one of the most commonly used healthcare investigation procedures.

This web workshop is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge base for the care team who wish to expand their range of practice to include venepuncture.

The information contained in this package has been developed in line with evidence based national policies and procedures. The web workshop is aimed at: Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and candidates undertaking a Health Care Apprenticeship.

Prior to undertaking this training package, the individual must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a suitably experienced member of the care team with their manager’s permission to undertake this training.
  • Work in a suitable environment where there is a requirement for venepuncture which will enable the individual to maintain competence.
  • Numbers will be limited to 12 due to the highly interactive and practical nature of this training.

At the PMA we pride ourselves on the understanding that one size doesn’t fit all and – therefore, we have various formats of our workshops and can adapt any programme / agenda to suit your local needs and necessaries – so, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Who should attend?

Don't miss opportunity to work with leading specialists in a series of full day workshops specifically focused on the ‘business’ aspects of General Practice.
  • General Practitioners

  • Practice Managers

  • Senior Practice Nurses

  • GP Administrator Managers

Aims & Objectives

Delegates will correctly identify the client, offer a simple explanation and gain consent to safely take a sample of blood from a vein.


  •  Identify the veins most commonly used.
  • Demonstrate the criteria for choosing equipment the vein to use.
  • List some of the potential problems and how to deal with them.
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure using a manikin
  • Show understanding of how to manage risks during the procedure and the disposal of equipment.

Certificates of attendance are issued at the end of the course.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.

Introduction and Welcome – Overview of the Programme, Objectives & Accountability
Open Forum – Identifying your challenges
Communication and Safety
Infection Prevention, Anatomy, Selection of Equipment
Venepuncture Procedure, Practical Session (includes break)
Potential Complications and Preventative Measures, Team Working
Summary and Q&A
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If you would like more information about any of our workshops, the timings or adapting our programmes to your local needs / requirements, please call 0330 111 6459 or email

Please note that all workshops are delivered online as web workshop sessions – however, if you require face to face workshops, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss this.

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