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Fond Farewell to Dr. Giblin


Glemsford Surgery is very sad to share that Dr. Mary Giblin is leaving us for pastures new.  Dr. Giblin will be very sadly missed and we know that our patients, friends, and carers will join us to wish her all the best in the future.  Dr. Giblin has been a Partner at Glemsford Surgery since 1999 and has worked tirelessly to provide excellent care over the years.  We thank her for her years of service to Glemsford and our neighbouring villages and wish her all the best for the future!



In line with national guidance, antibody testing (to see if you have had Coronavirus) will be rolled out in Suffolk and North East Essex in a safe and phased way.  It has begun with NHS hospital staff.  We will keep you updated as to when this test is available to different staff and patient groups.  Meanwhile, please may we request that you DO NOT ASK YOUR GP about availability.  This will help us to help you with all other urgent calls.  We will make an announcement as soon as we can.



From Monday 23rd March 2020, the Pharmacy will be CLOSED between 12pm and 2pm due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  This is so we can catch up due to unprecedented demand on our services.  Thank you.


IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS


CORONAVIRUS (COVID_19)


Updated 19th March 2020 - for more information please click on the link below to visit our dedicated "Coronavirus Advice" page by clicking on the tab "Coronavirus"


The Public are advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:


A new continuous cough OR


High temperature of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher



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.



ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING


Please DO NOT book a GP appointment using the ONLINE SERVICES if you suspect you have contracted Coronavirus.  Please call NHS 111 instead.



Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact

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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