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May Late Bank Holiday

We have been advised that the late bank holiday is being treated as a normal bank holiday and so we will be closed for the day

PATIENT FACING SERVICES: CORONA UPDATE:

As an interim measure and in order to assess patients accurately we are stopping on-line appointment booking access.  Therefore please be patient when phone the surgery to book appointments.  Please also note that whilst this pandemic continues patients will be telephoned by a clinician to discuss their symptoms before being given an appointment

If you have any reason to suspect that you may be suffering from Coronavirus (COVID-19) , DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY. Stay at home and read 111online 111 Online


The latest goverment information is available here: Government information & NHS C19 advice

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Following the ban on fax machines by the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock , our fax machine has now been turned off. We will gradually be updating all our headed notepaper and compliment slips but please take this as notification that we can no longer receive or send faxes.

Blood Tests

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
 
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