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We will be recalling all our patients for their annual chronic disease review starting 1st April.  You may receive a text appointment or letter inviting you to attend.  We have arranged our clinic reviews so that, where possible, one review appointment will cover all the chronic diseases you may have.  Please attend this review even if you are seen regularly by the doctor or attend the hospital for this condition. 


Dr Peddie sadly left our practice at the end of February and all GPs and Staff send their good wishes for a happy move to her new practice.  If Dr Peddie was your assigned Named GP, you have now been re-allocated to one of the remaining GPs at the practice.  If any patient would like to know who their allocated doctor is, please ask a member of staff who will be able to provide this information.


 Although your allocated Doctor will have overall responsibility for your care, this does not prevent you from seeing any other available GP in the practice.


The practice is actively trying to recruit new GPs but in the interim will continue to employ locum GPs to provide appointments for patients.


New Pharmacist- from February we have a new pharmacist on site who will deal with any prescription queries.  They may also call you in for a medication review.

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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