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Public Health Alert

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS Has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. 

what to do if you have symptoms?

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • High temperature
  • New continuous cough

DO NOT come to the surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

You DO NOT need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Please visit the NHS UK site to read the advice about staying at home. - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Use the NHS 111 ONLINE coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your symptoms get worse
  • your symptoms do not get any better after 7 days

The NHS 111 online service can be accessed by visiting:  https://111.nhs.uk/

At the moment from Monday the 16th of March the surgery will be remain open however our doors will be closed. Patients who have planned scheduled appointments will be the only patients allowed to entry to the practice, please use the door bell to indicate arrival.

We would ask all other patients who DO NOT have a scheduled appointment to NOT attend the surgery and to telephone us to allow us to triage your query.

We will continue to communicate with our patients when changes occur in these developing times.

We thank all our patients in advance for your support and patience.

Dr Mallard-Smith and Partners.

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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