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Coronavirus Update  

In order to maintain the integrity of the service we offer to the community, it has been necessary to make several urgent operational changes.  All patients that have an existing appointment need to be screened for symptoms of Coronavirus by telephone and/or text before they can be seen. 

Patients with suspected Coronavirus should not come to the surgery; they will be directed to the NHS 111online checker for advice.   https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19     

Consultations will be by telephone wherever possible as we must avoid any infectious patients entering the building to protect the health of our most vulnerable patients. 

Thank you for your kind thoughts and understanding at this challenging time.

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.

Our phlebotomist works every morning. Please note we do not do blood tests for children under 12. These will be referred to the hospital.

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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