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FLUATHON Now Booking

Flu vaccines are now available. Please book into our Fluthon, in conjunction with Cancer Research, on October 14th, or, if you can't make the Fluathon, book an appointment to suit you.  Patients aged 65 and over, carers and patients with long-term conditions or other vulnerabilities are are eligible for a free NHS Flu Vaccine at Thaxted Surgery.    

NHS West Essex want your views on Over the Counter Medication: https://surveys.essexinsight.org.uk/Overthecounter#

 Summer Raffle 

Our summer raffle raised £996.50 in ticket sales, and, with some other kind donations we are now able to purchase an electric medical coach.  Thank you for your overwhelming support and generosity in donating prizes, buying tickets, and giving your time to organise and sell tickets.  

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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