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All GP appointments will now be done via telephone triage.  If you already have an appointment booked in you will be contacted by telephone prior to your appointment by a GP.  We are not booking any advance GP appointments - please telephone surgery on the day you need telephone appointment.   Nurse/health care/midwife etc will go ahead as usual as long as you do not have any symptoms of cough and high fever - we will aim to contact all patients to ask if they have any symptoms. Please be patient with us at this difficult time.

 

 

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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