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PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS PER GUIDANCE FROM NHS ENGLAND, ANY ONLINE APPOINTMENTS WILL NOW BE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS AND NOT FACE TO FACE WITH A CLINICIAN. IF YOU REQUIRE A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY.

Coronavirus Update

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of Coronavirus which include but are not limited to a cough, fever, aches or shortness of breath.

You must immediately:

  • Stay indoors and self isolate for 7 days.
  • Check NHS 111 online for how to manage your symptoms.
  • Ring NHS 111 if you find your symptoms are not manageable or change

You can complete the NHS 111 symptom checker here.

You can find more information on how to manage symptoms, isolating and social distancing here.

 


Repeat prescription requests are no longer accepted by phone.  Use the online service, post or request in person.

 

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 (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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