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Covid Invites:  If you are 50+ DOB on or before 31 March 1971 and have not got your 1st covid vac please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

We are currently calling patients in the below groups for their 2nd covid vac, 10 weeks from the first covid vac. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

The groups we have already called, in priority order :

1. Patients over 80 (DoB on or before 31 March 1941)

2. Patients over 70 (DoB on or before 31 March 1951) and patients aged 18 to 64 who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.

3. Adults aged 18 to 64 years in an at-risk group & carers and patients aged 65+ (DoB on or before 31 March 1956)

4. Patients aged 55+ (DoB on or before 31 March 1966)

5. Patients aged 50+ (DOB on or before 31 March 1971)

We are currently calling patients in the above groups for their 2nd covid vac, 10 weeks from the first covid vac. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health above.  

 Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses.  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.

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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