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Friday Appointment changes

We are changing how our appointment system operates on a Friday. For more information on this, please click the "Appointments" tab at the top of the page and select "Friday appointment changes".


Vaccine update 25/11/19

 

Vaccines are now available for Adult Flu, Child Flu* and shingles for those who are eligible.

*Please note there is a limited availablitly of stock for Child Flu at present and therefore, children who have missed this vaccine in school will only be offered it here if they fall into an "at risk" category. We should have an update on this situation by the New Year for children who are not "at risk".

Please call the surgery to arrange an appointment at one of our clinics on the usual number 01505 863223.


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Next Public Holiday is Wednesday the 25th of December and Thursday the 26th of December 2019.


Please see our "Latest news" tab for new info on our Monday Evening Surgery and also to view our updated house call protocol.

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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