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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is currently temporarily providing blood test services at local off-site locations including at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Birmingham New Street Railway Station. This is so that patients have the option, if it is more convenient, of attending their blood test appointments at a location outside of the Trust’s hospitals.

Patients will be notified if they are able to access blood test services at an alternative off-site location when they are contacted by a member of staff at UHB to arrange their appointment.

There will still be the option for patients to attend Heartlands, Good Hope, Queen Elizabeth Birmingham or Solihull Hospital for their blood test.

Drive-through blood testing service (NEC)

Phlebotomy teams at UHB have set up a drive through blood testing service at the NEC in collaboration with Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

This service allows patients to have their blood tests taken without going into one of the Trust’s hospitals. Contact with others is kept to a minimum, which means that the service is good for those that are currently shielding.

Patients will be able to access the service by appointment only and will be contacted by UHB to be booked into a slot.

When attending their appointment, patients will be required to drive to the NEC, Genting Arena site (not the Nightingale Hospital).

The drive through facility is located at:

Car park S5
Resorts World Arena
Perimeter Road
B40 1NT

A map showing the location of car park S5 within the NEC site is available to download.

On arrival:

In line with Trust guidance, patients with COVID-19 symptoms are asked not to attend their appointment at the drive through facility. These patients should instead notify the Trust so that a new appointment can be made after 14 days without symptoms.

A list of frequently asked questions and answers is also available, should you have any further queries about this service:

Birmingham New Street railway station

The phlebotomy clinic at Birmingham New Street Railway Station is located at Retail Unit 27, which is close to the Smallbrook Queensway and Bullring station exit.

The service is available to UHB patients by appointment only. Patients will be contacted by UHB to book their blood test appointments.

The UHB New Street Station blood test service is located at:

Retail Unit 27
Station Street
B2 4QA

A map showing the location of the clinic is available to download.