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****SURGERY CLOSURE****

Please be advised that the surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on the dates listed below, this is for vital GP and staff training.  If you need to speak with a doctor, please telephone NHS 111, in an emergency please telephone 999.

Please note the surgery and our telephone lines will operate normal service from 08.00am the following day.

Thursday 8th March 2018 - closed from 12.30pm

Tuesday 12th June 2018 - closed from 12.30pm

Tuesday 11th September 2018 - closed from 12.30pm

Tuesday 13th November 2018 - closed from 12.30pm

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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