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To protect our other staff please do not visit our surgery if you are have any COVID-19 symptoms as new continuous cough, high temperature, loss of smell and taste. If you need to contact surgery, please use e-Consult for advice from your doctor, self help information or have an administrative request, email to the surgery or call the surgery.

COVID-19 vaccination have begun and patients will be invited according to the priority lists. Please do not call the surgery for COVID-19 vaccination as you will be invited from the surgery. Please note COVID-19 vaccines needs to be taken in two doses. The second dose will need to be 21 days apart from the first dose.

Please use E-consult for advice from your doctor, self-help information or have an administrative request.

Please contact surgery if you would like to sign up for online services that enables you to book appointments online, request medications online. You can also use NHS app to enjoy the service.

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.  Children under 3 years of age must call the Paediatric Outpatients on 01708 435289 and make an appointment for a blood test at Queens Hospital.

 

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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