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Video Consultations

The Practice is now arranging some appointments by video consultation through a system called "Near Me".  If you have been booked into a video consultation you will need to connect to the "virtual waiting room" five minutes before your appointment time.  To connect to the virtual waiting room you should use a smartphone or laptop/PC with a webcam and microphone/speakers.  You will need to use a browser to do this - it needs to be either Google Chrome or Safari.
You should click on the following link to connect:  Near Me

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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