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CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAYS

 

THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED ON

TUESDAY 25TH & WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2018 AND TUESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2019

 

PRESCRIPTIONS WHICH ARE DUE FOR RENEWAL BETWEEN MONDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2018 AND 4TH JANUARY 2019 MAY BE SUBMITTED UP TO TWO WEEKS EARLY RATHER THAN THE NORMAL ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE.

 

IN ORDER TO HELP US FACILITE 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.

  

WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR

CO-OPERATION IN THIS MATTER

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

Bank Holiday Information 

The practice will be closed for the following bank holidays:

Tuesday 25th December 2018 and Wednesday 26th December 2018

and

Tuesday 1st January 2019

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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