If your child requires a blood test you will need to book a double appointment (14 min) with the Phlebotomist.

To prepare your child for their appointment, you should apply a topical anaesthetic cream called EMLA to the inside both arms 30min before their appointment.

You can request a prescription for EMLA cream for your child at any of our sites without a consultation with a doctor.

Please note, all prescription requests will take 2 working days to process.

If needed urgently, you may be able to purchase EMLA cream over the counter – please discuss this with your pharmacist.