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To assist NHS 24 and the Out of Hours Service the surgery will be open on Saturday 18th January 2020 between 8.30am and 12.30pm for URGENT CARE ONLY.



Following the retiral of Marjorie, our full time Practice Nurse we are unable to operate our usual recalls.  You can arrange an appointment if you feel you need reviewed, otherwise we will commence recalling patients from April 2020. 

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.

 
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