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FLU CLINIC

Our flu clinic took place on 8th November 2018. If you were unable to attend for any reason please contact the Practice and we will give you an appointment to have your vaccination at the Health Centre.

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FESTIVE SEASON CLOSURE

Please note we are closed for the following days over

Christmas and New Year:

Tuesday 25th December 2018 & Wednesday 26th December 2018

Tuesday 1st January 2019 & Wednesday 2nd January 2019

We will have our usual opening hours on the other days during these two weeks.

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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