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IT'S FLU SEASON AGAIN! If you are eligible, please book  in for a flu vaccination, unless you are due to see the nurse or doctor, who will offer you one at that time.

As from 1 November 2017 Friday afternoon will no longer be an "open"  surgery but will be bookable appointments.  Please note new times for Friday afternoon - 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Are you off to university?  Were you born on or after 1.9.1996? Have you had a MenACWY vaccination?  Please contact the surgery for further information.

If you have an early morning appointment at the surgery, you will need to ring the doorbell.

The surgery will be using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service as from Wednesday 9 May 2017.  Please let us know your preferred pharmacy.  Nomination forms for this are available from reception.  

 There is a lockable box in the surgery entrance for prescriptions - NO NEED TO QUEUE!

Gentle reminder of times for "open surgeries"

8.30am-10.00am Monday to Friday
and 4.00pm-6.00pm on Friday(change 1.11.17 see above)

Wireless internet now available in the surgery.

 Please note our extended hours are changing as from 1 April 2017.

Dr Pace will not be in the surgery on Thursday 12 October 2017.

The surgery will close on the afternoon of Thursday 12 October 2017 for protected training time, actively supported by West Kent CCG, to improve the care of our patients.

 

 

 

  

 

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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