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POLITE REMINDER: Please remember to order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time so that you have enough medication to cover the Christmas & New year period. (please click on the above tab - opening times, for Christmas & New year)

Mandatory Staff Training: We will be closed on a Tuesday from 12pm on the following dates ,for mandatory staff training:11th Jan 2022, 8th Feb 2022 & 15th March 2022.

If you require help or advice when we are closed, please still ring the surgery number (0115 9861128) and you will be transferred to our Out of hours provider who will help you get the correct treatment or advice. alternatively you can also dial 111 or attend the Urgent Care Centre, located on London Road.

REMEMBER A&E is not for minor ailments but for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

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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