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If you have not already registered for on-line access to our appointments book or your own repeat medication record, just ask reception for your login details.
Registration is a simple process you can do at home and only takes a few minutes. 
Then, using your own login ID and password, you can book appointments when it suits you instead of waiting for our phone line to be free.  The on-line system is available 24hrs a day / 7 days a week.

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 Practice Nurse taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm.  The usual skin area 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 - http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

 

 

 
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