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Surgery Closure.

Please be advised that the surgery will be closed on the dates listed below from 12.30pm.  This is for GP and  staff training.  To speak to a doctor, please call NHS 111 by dialing 111 from your telephone.  In an emergency please call 999.

The surgery will open at 8.00am the following day.

Closure dates 2019: 12th March, 6th June, 10th September, 14th November

Blood Tests

test tubes containing bloodA 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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