Butterfly technique training course

We have now developed a bespoke butterfly technique training course to provide individuals already trained in venepuncture with the additional skills and knowledge to competently and safely utilise the BD butterfly equipment.

Trainees will receive a wealth of knowledge and experience from one of our senior phlebotomy team. 


Course programme 

  • An hour of supervised 'dry lab' practice on a plastic training arm.
  • 3 hours of 1:1 supervised practical training to bleed live patients within the QMC or City blood taking room.
  • Certificate of competency in venepuncture using the BD butterfly technique - attained on live patients. This certificate will be valid for a period of one year from the date of successfully achieving the 10th competency using the butterfly technique

This 1:1 session is offered at a cost of £195

To book your place download the registration form here.

Contact us

The session can be arranged for a mutually convenient time. If you would like to discuss availability of the trainers please Sharon Littlewood.

Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 53215

Mobile: 07812270138 -  contactable Mon - Fri if does not pick up please leave a voicemail and contact number and someone will get back to you.

Email: Sharon.Littlewood@nuh.nhs.uk


Find us

All of our annual competency renewals will be held at either Outpatient Phlebotomy Department, B Floor, West Block, QMC, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH


Main Outpatient Department (off the North Corridor), Nottingham City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB.