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Bank Holiday  - we will be CLOSED on Monday 28th August 2017 - please phone NHS111 (dial 111) if you have an urgent problem.


Staff training - we will be CLOSED for staff training on Tues 5th September 17 -  1pm - 4.30pm - we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.


BABY HUB NOTICEthere will be no Baby Hub in Wotton from week commencing 17/7/17 the next Baby Hub will be on 6th September 2017


Cost of prescriptions rise on 1st April 2017 to £8.60


Prescription ordering - because of pressure of work we are moving to 3 working day turnaround of prescription requests, please bear this in mind when you next order your prescriptions


Thank you to our Patient Participation Group for raising £288.65 from the sale of cakes & refreshments at our recent flu vaccination clinics - the money will be used to buy an INR* machine for blood testing housebound patients who are taking blood thinning medications.


FLU VACCINATIONS - coming in October 17 Free for eligible patients 


'OUT OF HOURS' 6.30pm - 8am Monday - Fridays & all day Saturday & Sunday -


Please phone NHS111 (dial 111) if you need a doctor urgently when we are closed. DO NOT telephone the surgery.


Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 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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