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It's Flu time Again!

Wednesday 10th October 2pm-5pm         - Over 75yrs only

Wednesday 17th October 2pm-4.30pm    - Pre-School Children

                                      6pm-8pm        - 65yrs - up to 75yrs

Wednesday 24th October  2pm-4pm        - School Children at Risk

                                      4.15-5.15pm    - Pregnant Women

                                       6pm-8pm        - Adults under 65yrs at Risk inc Carers

                                   

For Online appointments and prescriptions ordering please contact reception to register or call us on 94 472575.   

With immediate effect we are no longer able to accept third party prescription requests on the patients' behalf e.g. from Pharmacies.

Due to a change in policy the HSCB advises that patients should take responsibility for the ordering of their own prescriptions.  (Exceptional circumstances will apply)

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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