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Your GP practice is working differently and there are changes to how we review patients during this time.  We will not accept patients walking in and having face to face appointments unless the doctor has spoke with you on the telephone.  If you want to request your repeat medication and usually drop your request off at the practice, we will accept the request over the phone during this time. 

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult period and helping us to keep our patients and our staff safe and well.

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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