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Dr Pace will be on annual leave from Monday 10 September - Friday 28 September 2018, returning Monday 1 October 2018.

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.

The surgery will close on the afternoon of Thursday 13 September 2018 for protected training time, actively supported by West Kent CCG , to improve the care of our patients.

Please click on the link to see how we use your medical recordsPractice privacy notice for more details see Privacy Policy under "Further Information" in right hand column below.

  Please note: from Wednesday 13 December 2017 texts will be sent to patients' mobile phones reminding them of their appointment times.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE TO TEXT MESSAGES AS THIS IS NOT SCREENED OR SEEN BY STAFF MEMBERS

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

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.  

When emailing/faxing in requests for repeat medication, please make sure you include your name, dob, name of the medication required and where it should be sent. 

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

Please remember "open surgeries" are 08.30am-10.00am Monday to Friday

Wireless internet now available 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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