Venepuncture Policy for General Practice
Venepuncture is the procedure of entering a vein with a needle in order to obtain a sample of blood for diagnostic purposes.
Venepuncture breaches the circulatory system, therefore, to minimise the risk of injury and/or infection to both staff and patients, standard infection control precautions and transmission based precautions (SICPs and TBPs) should be adhered to.
A downloadable Community IPC Policy for General Practice which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Also suitable for use within Dental Practice and Podiatry.
Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Policies are available to purchase @ £85.99, including postage – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.
Updated: 13/12/2023GP Order Form Dental Practice Order Form