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PLANNED TELEPHONE MAINTENANCE 7TH DEC BETWEEN 12NOON - 2PM. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN DURING THIS TIME, THOUGH OUR PHONE LINES MAY HAVE DISTUPTION.


We are closed for the following Bank Holidays: Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December, Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December and New Years Day Tuesday 1st January. Ring 111 during our closure for urgent care / health advice.


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FLU VACCINE CLINICS ARE NOW BOOKABLE. PLEASE RING THE SURGERY TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT.


Public Health England (PHE) has advised the public to ensure they have had two doses of MMR (measles, mumps & rubella) vaccine after outbreaks of measles have been confirmed across England. Anyone who is not sure if they are fully vaccinated is being advised to check with their GP practice. There have been 440 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England between 1 January 2018 and 9 May 2018. The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks. 



 


Blood Tests

blood_tests_4On occasion it may be necessary to send a sample of your blood to a laboratory for testing.

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, usually from 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.

Test Result Guide 

Patient Confidentiality Leaflet

 
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