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Primary Care Network

We have recently joined a Primary Care Network (WGGL) - working with the following local GP Surgeries:

The Long Melford Practice

Wickhambrook Surgery

Glemsford Surgery

Clare Guildhall Surgery

Suffolk GP Federation

 For more information please click  Here

Staff at Glemsford Surgery Support Awareness of Sepsis with Get Red-Day For Sepsis

On Friday 19th July staff dressed in red to support the UK Sepsis Trust and to raise awareness of Sepsis for staff and patients.  Please take a few moments to look at our display in the Waiting Room.

Photo of Sepsis Awareness

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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