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Important Patient Notice

PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING

 

From 1pm until 6.30pm on Thursday 21st June 2018, this practice will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes:

 

Emergency cover will be provided by Care UK Out of Hours Service who will be responsible for:

 

  • Telephone triage
  • Face-to-face appointments at base TBC in Bury St Edmunds or Haverhill Health Centre
  • Home visits

 

Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable your practice to provide these for you prior to practice closure dates.

 

You can contact Care UK by telephone by calling: 111

Reception will be open however there will not be any clinicians on site during these times

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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