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The Surgery will be closed for the Christmas holidays on Friday 25th December 2020 and Monday 28th December 2020 and for New Year on Friday 1st January 2021 and Monday 4th January 2021.


The surgery is now offering flu vaccinations please contact the practice to book an appointment.

Please DO NOT ATTEND the Practice unless you have a pre-booked appointment. This is to reduce your risk to the current corona virus outbreak.

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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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