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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING BANK HOLIDAYS IN 2018;

Friday 30th March

Monday 2nd April

Monday 7th May

Monday 28th May

Monday 27th August

Tuesday 25th December

Wednesday 26th December

Tuesday 1st January

Please note between Christmas and New Year we will be offering on the day appointments only with Doctors and Nurse Practioners. Our Practice Nurses will prioritise those patients who are having on going medical treatment.

If you have a medical emergency please call 111.

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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