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URGENT PATIENT NOTICE - PLEASE READ

We are changing Patient Clinical System the week commencing Monday 24th August. 

Patient Online Access - Due to the clinical system change, online access will temporarily be suspended from Monday 24th August. Emails with new user ID & Passwords will be sent once the system is up and running. Please order medication via POL and contact the surgery for URGENT appointments. 

Please open the document below for further information regarding the system change.  

  Patient info regarding Computer System Change

Due to Coronavirus, and for the foreseeable future, we are no longer accepting paper requests for medication or sick notes. Alternative methods can be found within the website.

For information regarding Mask Exemption please refer to this website under Clinics and Services Heading 

Gloucestershire Carers Hub Emergency Scheme information can be found on this website below further information at number 3. 

 

 

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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FASTING BLOOD TESTS

  • No food or drink for

12 hours prior to the test for Cholesterol

10 hours prior to the test for sugar

  • Please drink plenty of water as it can be beneficial.
  • Take your regular medication as normal.
  • Please remember that food includes sweets & chewing gum.

 
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