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The Practice will be closed for Christmas on Wednesday 25 December and Thursday 26 December 2019.

The Practice will be closed for the New Year on Wednesday 1 January and Thursday 2 January 2020.

Patients need to contact the surgery to book for flu vaccination. 

Further details can be found here: how to arrange a flu vaccination

Please contact the surgery to book your flu vaccination.

Patient Survey on Services at Dalblair Medical Practice 2019 - Patient Survey


Notice: The Practice are going to be introducing a text messaging service to remind patients of their appointments.  Details to follow.

If you do not wish to receive Text Messages about appointments please speak to a member of the Administration Team and they will guide you through the process.

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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