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Dispensary at Shepherdswell

Our dispensary is being renovated w/c 15th November, so we would like to ask all patients whose prescriptions are due w/c 15th & 22nd November to kindly arrange for requests to be with us by Friday 5th, so that we can prepare them during next week.

Collection of medication will be the usual time frame, so please do not collect any earlier than they are due. 

Text messages have been sent to patients will mobiles.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

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.  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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