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PLEASE NOTE WE ARE EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL ISSUES AT THE MOMENT WITH THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES. THIS IS A NATIONAL ISSUE.

Notice - Flu Clinics are available for eligible patients please ring 0121 373 2211

From October - Evening and weekend routine appointments available from our hub based at Poplars Surgery,Holly Lane. Bookings at our reception as usual or on our booking number 0121 373 2211

We are offering the Electronic Prescription Service if you want your prescription to go to your preferred pharmacy ask them to nominate you. You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this. If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused. 

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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