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NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT (NDA)16-17 - The practice will be taking part in the NDA - details of which can be found here NDA Patient Leaflet.

If you are a patient with Diabetes and you do not wish to take part in this national survey please inform your GP, Nurse or Receptionist.

Please check out our latest video for Bowel Screening.  It can be found in Family Health or click the link:  BOWEL SCREENING or 

The surgery will be closed for training on the following afternoons from 12 noon:

Thursday 20 July 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017

Thursday 9 November 2017

Please note that the staff at the Community Reception do not have access to any of the GP Services and cannot help you other than to direct you to the emergency cover arranged for the afternoon.

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.

Blood tests will be requested by your doctor, these are not done at the request of a patient unless clinically appropriate.

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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