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Important Patient Information - as of 13th September the Blood Test Booking Line number will change to 01702 746065 or you can book online by using the hospital website.

AS OF MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017 WE WELCOME OUR NEW NURSE PRACTITIONER TO THE TEAM.  PLEASE SEE THE APPOINTMENTS TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.  Please note:The Doctors have instructed our Reception staff to ask all patients why they are coming in for an appointment in order to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional.

Missed appointments during February, March & April 2017: 119 DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS AND 163 NURSES'S APPOINTMENTS that's a total of 282 appointments which were wasted due to people not turning up to booked appointments.

Local NHS changes to how we prescribe over the counter medications for short term illness and minor ailments: please ask your local pharmacist before making an appointment; buy over-the-counter medicines for minor problems and dont forget you can call NHS 111 for health advice 24 hours a day.

We have a new Patient Participation Group area in the waiting room. Please have a look at the information and fill in the form if you would like to join the group ..or you can submit the website form or speak to reception to show your interest the PPG. You will recieve details about meetings, talks and other news from your PPG.

To use Electronic Prescribing (EPS), you need to nominate your chosen Pharmacy to allow us to send your prescriptions electonically. You can nominate your pharmcy to us or via the pharmacy of your choice. Please speak to your local Pharmacist or speak to Reception.

Dont forget you can access your Summary Care Record, make and cancel appointments and order prescriptions using our online service. To register for this please bring photo ID into our reception.

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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