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We currently have one GP absent from work and two salaried GP's have recently left the Practice. Until we are able to successfully recruit a salaried GP the Practice is reliant on Locum GP's and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. We are also aware that it is difficult to get through to the surgery on the phone, we are in discussion with our telecommunication company to work through these issues. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Now our doors are open to you again we are happy to accept your prescription requests using the in-house prescription box.  You can also use e-consult and online access however, we are no longer able to accept them via the telephone.

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.

If you are unable to get an appointment at the surgery you can attend Phlebotomy Clinics in the Warrington area. You will need to take a blood form with you generated from the surgery. Please find attached details of surgeries. 

Phlebotomy Clinics

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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