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HALF DAY SHUTDOWN

Please note that the surgery and dispensary will be shut from 12.00 noon on the following dates for staff training. We will re open as usual at 8.00am on the following day. 

Should you need an emergency doctor during this time please telephone the surgery and you will be directed to the emergency doctor service.

Wed 28th April

Thu 20th May

Wed 30th Jun

Thu 29th Jul

Thu 30th Sep

Thu 28th Oct

Wed 24th Nov

Thu 16th Dec

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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