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Training Closure - Afternoon of Wednesday 25 April  

Along with all West Essex GP surgeries, we will close at 1pm on Wednesday 25 April for training.  We will reopen as normal at 8 am on Thursday 26 April.  If you need medical help that cannot wait, please call 111 (or 999 if life threatening.)    

Easter Fundraiser - Thank you

Our patient participation group raised £371 towards equipping our planned extension. 

Planning Permission Granted

We are delighted to have received planning permission for our extension.  Plans can be viewed in the surgery.

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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