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CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAYS

THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE 25TH & 26TH DECEMBER  & the 1ST JANUARY 2020.

Prescriptions which are due for renewal between Monday 16th Dec and Friday 3rd Jan 2020 may be submitted up to two weeks early rather than the normal one week in advance.

In order to help us facilitate the large number of prescriptions requested prior to Bank Holidays please ensure you order your prescription on time and allow two working days for processing.

We would also like to remind you that the Out of Hours Service is for emergencies only and not for repeat medication.

 

PIP APPLICATIONS

As a Practice we no longer complete requests from DLA / Attendance allowance / PIP forms OR for supporting evidence.

We strongly believe that to get an accurate assessment a face to face consultation is vital.  This needs to be carried out by the agency making the decision about your application, not by your GP.

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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