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Requesting Prescriptions

The surgery has recently reviewed its prescribing policy and has made several fundamental changes.  Please note that prescriptions will only be available for collection after 2 working from when it has been requested.

Prescriptions should only be collected after 1:00pm.  Should you attempt to collect your prescription before this time, you may be turned away.

Travel Clinic

It is important that you call the Practice Nurse at least 6 weeks before you travel. (See the 'Travel' page for more information)

Up to date number?

Please check with a member of the reception team to ensure we have your most up to date mobile telephone number.

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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