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FROM 19.07.21 PLEASE CONTINUE TO  WEAR FACE MASKS / COVERINGS ON ENTERING THE BUILDING - THIS IS MANDATORY IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS.

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We are currently operating a one patient per window policy please respect the distance advice and use the provided sanitiser.

Thank you all for your patience and please be reassured that we are working as hard as possible to provide a stable service for you during the Coronavirus Crisis.

Given the current coronavirus pandemic we would like to remind patients not to delay in seeking advice if they have any of the following symptoms:-

  • Chest pain
  • Untoward bleeding ( from anywhere)
  • New lumps and bumps
  • Skin changes
  • Altered bowel habits
  • Altered urinary symptoms
  • Face weakness or drooping / arm or leg weakness /speech difficulties
  • Thank You

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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