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We would like your views about the Practice. We are asking if patients would like to give their email address so we can contact you every now and again to ask some questions. Your contact details will only be used for this purpose and will be kept safely.

If you would like to be involved please print and complete this form and return to reception at any site.

Patient Participation Group

We are sad to announce that Dr Jason Shirley-Mansell will be leaving us at the beginning of December for pastures new. We would like to thank him for all his hard work and we wish him every success in his new post.

All 3 sites will be closed on Thursday 19th December from 12 till 2pm. If you need to contact a doctor urgently during this time please telephone 01276 670056

From 15th January 2020, our Heatherside site will be open on a Wednesday afternoon until 6pm on a temporary basis

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

You can always talk to your GP about what the tests are for and why. However a good resource is the www.patient.co.uk site. They have a lot of information about blood tests for you to read. Click this link to read more.

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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