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FLU VACCINATIONS


We are now making appointments for flu vaccinations for October. If you are aged 65 or over or you have a chronic disease please ask at reception.


Children who are aged 2,3,or 4 years as at 1st September are also encouraged to have a flu vaccination (nasal drops) - please ask at Reception


We are also vaccinating for rotavirus for new babies. Please contact the surgery for an appointment.


Free NHS Health Checks now available for those over 40 to 74. Please view clinics & services for further information.

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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