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Christmas and New Year 2017

Patients with urgent care needs are able to access the Out of Hours Service between 18.30 and 08.00 weekdays and throughout the weekend/bank holiday via NHS 111.

 

Over the winter period (22nd December 2017 – 2nd January 2018), with the exception of the following days, pharmacies are open as normal:

 

  • Monday 25th December
  • Tuesday 26th December
  • Monday 1st January

 

Where prescriptions are required during this period, details are provided of the pharmacies that are open and are available at www.nhs.uk and local media. Please note that all pharmacy opening times are available at www.nhs.uk.        

                

The Practice would like to wish all our patients a very Happy and Healthy Christmas and New Year.

 

 

         

Named accountable GP

It is now a contractual requirement that all patients, including children, have a named accountable GP. Dr. Guilding's Surgery is a single-handed practice and all patients are registered with him therefore he will be your named accountable GP.  Dr. Millais will continue to work at the practice and patients may request appointments with her in the same way as before.

Patient Participation Group

The Practice is keen to develop a PPG ( Patient Participation Group) for the purpose of obtaining the views of our patients and enabling the practice to obtain feedback from the our patients on the services we deliver. If you would like to be involved in this process please visit the ' Have your say' page of this web site and complete a registration form or ask at reception for a paper copy to complete.

 

 

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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