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LATEST NEWS  19.10.17

Have you had your flu jab yet?  Please book an appointment with one of our nurses.

Have you signed up for online access yet?  It is the easy way to order repeat prescriptions and you can also book and cancel appointments online.  Download the application form using the link at the bottom of the page.

We would like to use your mobile phone number to send you SMS appointment reminders and health information.  If you do not wish to receive text messages please inform reception.

Our new telephone queuing system is now operational.  We hope this will help patients to contact the surgery more easily.

Patients registered to GP practices in North Hertfordshire are being asked their views on GP opening hours by East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England. The survey can be found here

Please find attached a link to our CQC report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-548096721

 

Blood Tests

A 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 vein in your arm. 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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