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WALK-IN EMERGENCY CLINIC - In response to complaints and suggestions about the appointment system, the Practice has chosen to adopt a walk-in emergency surgery.  Any patient with a single URGENT problem, needing to be seen the same day, may choose to attend between 8.30am and 10.30am on a sit and wait basis. Patients will be seen in order of priority.

NAMED GP FOR PATIENTS

Aldergate Medical Practice provides all patients with a named GP to oversee their care.  This will not affect systems already in place and you will be able to continue to book appointments with other GP's in the Practice.

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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