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CANCELLATION OF COVID VACCINATION 2ND DOSE - 20TH & 21ST JAN 2021

Following new Government Guidance - NHS England have cancelled the 2nd Dose of the Covid Vaccine. You will be invited to attend for your 2nd vaccination within 12 weeks of your 1st appointment.

'Free' Flu Vaccinations for 50-64 year old patients -  NHS Extended Vaccination Programme

In this unusual COVID19 year the NHS is undertaking an extended flu vaccination programme this winter to include patients over the age of 50. This is a free flu jab programme aimed at protecting a larger proportion of the population from flu. The practice is now booking patients in for their flu jab for the 50-64 year age group. Please call 01833 690408 to make your appointment. We are working efficiently to make sure everyone gets vaccinated as soon as possible.

FLU JABS NOW AVAILABLE - It is essential you protect yourself against flu. We are targeting patients aged over 65yrs and patients who are in a High Risk Category. Clinics running most days. Please call 01833 690408 to make an appointment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING FACE MASKS - From 15th June 2020 in line with Government guidance - if you are invited to attend the practice for a face to face appointment you must wear a face covering eg face mask or scarf. Those who feel they are exempt from wearing a face mask due to age, health or disability reason must inform a member of staff on arrival.

CARE NAVIGATION - Our receptionists are here to help you get to the right service. Please don't be offended if they ask what the problem is when you call to make an appointment. The receptionist might suggest other professionals that could help you such as: Opticians, Pharmacist, Nurse, Family Services or Support Groups. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

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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