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Holly Smith

The Phlebotomy Center came into existence after not one but two near-death experiences. After the birth of my eldest daughter in 2016, I had multiple episodes of sepsis – something that will forever shape my outlook on life. I had my blood taken countless times whilst I was in the hospital, and the procedure fascinated me every time. When I was released from hospital care, I had a tremendous urge to give back to my local community and the people who had saved my life. Although I had no prior knowledge of business management, I researched the profession and saw there was no regulation and no universal training or support for clinicians who perform phlebotomy. This led me to set up a phlebotomy membership body and training center, which became the first ever standalone clinic of its kind in the country that is CQC regulated. We are privileged to offer WHO standard training to individuals and organizations like NHS trusts, medical students, laboratories, nurses, midwives, dentists, doctors, and many more. We were even fortunate enough to be approached to support the national antibody testing program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we have the largest database of fully insured, DBS-checked, ready-to-work, and mobile phlebotomy practitioners in the country. Knowing how I first entered this field, it won’t surprise you to hear that I promote wellbeing events for life changing illnesses. My time in hospital during 2016 truly changed the course of my life, and it’s through my work today that I hope I can return the favor. 

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