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FLU VACCINATION DATES

SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER 8:00am - 2:00pm

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER ONLY

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 8:00am - 2:00pm

FOR OUR VULNERABLE PATIENTS AGED 18- 65 IN AN AT RISK GROUP ONLY and

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER

SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER

FOR OUR VULNERABLE PATIENTS AGED 18-65 IN AN AT RISK GROUP ONLY and

FOR PATIENTS AGED 65 AND OVER

ALL PATIENTS MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR FLU VACCINATIONS

ALL PATIENTS WILL BE TEMPERATURE CHECKED BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING, MUST WEAR A FACE MASK AND WEAR CLOTHING FOR EASY ACCESS TO THE ARM

PATIENTS AGED 50-64 NOT IN AN AT RISK GROUP WILL BE INFORMED AT A LATER DATE OF HOW THEY CAN ACCESS THE FLU VACCINATION

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, stay at home and isolate for 10 days.  You should arrange to have a test - visit www.gov.uk.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO REQUEST A TEST WE DO NOT HAVE TESTS AVAILABLE

To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19

and reduce pressure on your local GP practice

during this busy time, appointments will be

carried out over the phone unless there is a

clinical need for you to come into the practice.

This will help minimise risk while continuing

to ensure people get the care and advice they

need.

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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