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Welcome to our two new Partners joining the surgery.

Dr Catriona Reid and Dr Thomas Holyoake. Dr Reid joined us on 7th September. Dr Holyoake joined us on 4th October.

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Following the ban on fax machines by the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, our fax machine has now been turned off. We will update our headed notepaper and compliments slips but please note we can no longer send or receive faxes.

Blood Tests

A 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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