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School Lane Surgery are currently undergoing evaluation of their dementia services in an effort to become accredited as a Dementia Friendly Practice. We have bought suitable equipment including a new clock and signs for the toilet and all staff have participated in extra dementia awareness training. Many of the staff that attended this training have become dementia friends and can be recognised by the small dementia friend badge that they will be wearing. We will up date you further once we have been accredited.

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. The usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. 

A walk in service for blood tests is available Monday  - Friday 0830 - 1200 at the Healthy Living Centre.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Blood-tests/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 
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