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STAY AT HOME, KEEP THE NHS SAFE

 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

 

Use this service if:

  •       you think you might have coronavirus;
  •       in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk   of coronavirus;
  •       you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Blood Tests

Routine blood tests requested by the doctor are carried out in house by one of our nurses or one of our phlebotomists. These are by appointment only.

Appointments are available every morning. Please call the surgery to book in.

About Blood Tests

A 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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