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LATEST NEWS ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Please click on the link below to NHS INFORM SCOTLAND for the latest information on Coronavirus

https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

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Welcome to Andy Lake, Scottish Ambulance Service Advanced Practitioner, who joins our team on Monday 3rd February 2020.  See LATEST NEWS on the right of the page - details in the newsletter.

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SEASONAL FLU CLINIC 2019

This years seasonal flu clinic was on 31.10.19.

If you received a flu invite but you missed the clinic and would still like to have your jab please call the Practice for an appointment.

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PRACTICE CLOSURE DATES

Please see the column on the right for details of when we are closed for Public Holidays and Training afternoons.

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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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