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IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH (even if you have NOT travelled or have been in contact with someone who has) PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE PRACTICE AND CALL US ON 01275 832 285 FOR TELEPHONE ADVICE FROM A CLINICIAN.

CHANGES TO THE ADVICE LINE

Our Doctors and Nurse Practitioners provide an emergency telephone advice line, so if you are looking for emergency advice only, please call the surgery between 2pm-4.30pm and leave your details and a brief summary of the problem. A clinician will return your call within 24 working hours. Please provide a telephone number where we can reach you between 9am and 6pm.

PLEASE BE AWARE THE NEW CLOSING TIME OF THE ADVICE LINE IS 4.30PM NOT 5.30PM

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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