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Vaccine update 07/11/19

We are currently awaiting further delivery of the Child Flu vaccine. Any appointments which have been made previously will go ahead as planned however, for any new appointments please call the surgery after Wednesday the 13th of November.

Vaccines are now available for Adult Flu as well as shingles for those who are eligible.

Please call the surgery to arrange an appointment at one of our clinics on the usual number 01505 863223.


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Next Public Holiday is Wednesday the 25th of December and Thursday the 26th of December 2019.


Please see our "Latest news" tab for new info on our Monday Evening Surgery and also to view our updated house call protocol.

Blood Tests

A 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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