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*** ON LINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE ***

COVID-19 OUTBREAK

To minimise the risk for both patients and staff, please do not come into the Surgery to make an appointment.  Please make appointments via the telephone.  

Please be reassured that all Clinics are continuing as usual at present. 

DR J GONZALEZ

Sadly Dr Gonzalez will be retiring from General Practice on 31 March 2020.  He has given the Practice over twenty years of loyal and dedicated service.  He will be greatly missed by both patients and staff.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.

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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