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***COVID VACCINE UPDATE***

Please be assured that everyone who needs the vaccine will be offered it. The NHS will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please don’t call us before you are invited. In the meantime, you can get information about the COVID-19 Vaccination online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination 

PLEASE DROP ANY URINE SAMPLES TO THE SURGERY BEFORE MIDDAY SO THEY CAN BE SENT IN THE COURIER

  • If you are visiting Cornwall and need to see a doctor, please contact your own GP practice. Practices throughout the country are offering telephone and video appointments and can electronically send prescriptions to any local pharmacy here for you to collect. 

Please also make use of the NHS 111 online service for advice http://111.nhs.uk

  • If you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer please use the following online link

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

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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