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FLU CLINIC for patients 65 and over Saturday 6th October from 9 to 11 am

New GP Trainees started 1st August

Dr Aga Louw and Dr Joanna Kyte have replaced Dr Catherine Tichler and Dr Clare Westcott

Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a part time Practice Nurse. Please see the Vacancies page for more details

LOCUMS  

We have 4 locum nurses helping out until we can recruit a new practice nurse  - Nurse Bela, Nurse Bev, Nurse Nola and Nurse Sarah who all come from other local practices

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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