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Important Notice


Please note, with effect from 1st November 2017 the surgery will be closed from 1-2pm every lunch time whilst GPs undertake their visits to patients that are housebound.


**Please do not attend the surgery in person between 1-2pm.**


Our reception telephone lines will remain open as usual during this period. This change will not affect clinic times or reduce the number of appointments available. If you wish to drop in a repeat prescription request during this time, please put through letterbox.


 


The practice team thank you for your co-operation.


         

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A 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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