Are doctors- (G.P.s), qualified to draw blood?
Or are only nurses and phlebotomists allowed to perform that procedure?
- MarcLv 71 month ago
Medical doctors are trained and are fully licensed to do it....however they mostly defer those to others you have mentioned
- TavyLv 71 month ago
Yes in the U.K., they can also perform minor ops.
- Diane ALv 71 month ago
Of course they can. Docs, at the top of the health care heap, so to speak, can pretty much do anything from their area on down, more or less. Do they choose to? Up to them. All residents draw blood in training and in a difficult draw may be asked to take over as phlebotomists are limited often to where they can draw. Many nurses havent drawn blood since school as well. IV starts but not phlebotomy. A doc's scope of practice is very inclusive with little to nothing not allowed, depending on their residency (a GP would not attempt heart surgery for example)