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Changes to Phlebotomy Service (blood taking)
There have been some changes locally to the way blood taking services are provided, this means that you will be able to have your blood test carried out in the familiar surroundings of your own surgery, if we are unable to offer you an appointment we can book you an alternative appointment at a nearby local surgery or you can attend the Walk in Center
Main Changes to service:
If your GP has requested that you have a blood test you can no longer have this done at the hospital. All patients that require a GP generated blood test should book an appointment at reception or attend the Walk in Center
If your Hospital doctor or Consultant has requested that you have a blood test this can still be done at the hospital clinics
House bound patient requiring a home visit blood test will be referred by the GP or nurse to the company now providing this service
*This does not include INR testing – this will continue to be provided by the surgery
*We are currently in the process of training another member of staff to take blood;once trained we will be increasing the number of blood clinic appointments we have here at the Surgery
We are running flu clinics on Saturday 27th September and Saturday 11th October, 8.30 - 12.30 no appointment will be necessary.
Please only use this form for comments about the practice and suggestions as to how we can improve our service to you. Medical matters and official complaints cannot be dealt with via this form. If you have a query regarding a medical matter please telephone reception to make an appointment to see the appropriate person.
(Site updated 18/08/2014)