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Bank Holiday Monday
We will be Closed Monday 28th May 2018 & We Will Re-Open 08:00am Tuesday 29th May 2018

Closed for Staff Training
13:00pm Thursday 14th June 2018 & We Will Re-Open 08:00am Friday 15th June 2018 - Prescriptions will be available for collection from Cohens Chemist Ainslie Street while we are closed

Next Patient Participation Group (PPG) Meeting
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 19:00pm - For more information click HERE

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Please update your mobile telephone number at reception today so we can text your reminders of your upcoming appointments and notify you of any check-ups you are due.  For more information click HERE

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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