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PATIENT NOTICE

HALF DAY CLOSURES 2022

Northgate surgery is closed for weekends and bank holidays.

The practice closes at 2pm on the following dates…

 

Wednesday

12th January

Tuesday

7th June

Thursday

3rd February

Wednesday

27th July

Tuesday

22nd March

Wednesday

21st September

Wednesday

27th April

Thursday

20th October

Thursday

19th May

Tuesday

8th November

 

  

For medical advice please dial NHS 111. For medical emergencies please call 999

                            

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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