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DR BIGGS AND DR OLSEN PATIENTS

You many be aware that both Dr Peter Biggs and Dr Camilla Olsen have now left the Practice.  If you are currently registered with either Dr Biggs or Dr Olsen, we need to allocate you to a new named GP.   If you have a preference for your new named GP, then please contact us now with your request details and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.  If we do not hear from you shortly,  we will allocate you a new named GP in due course.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

DRS  FOORD,  MCIVOR, WALKINGTON, TITTERTON, HORTON-SZAR, LINDSAY, BALASUBRAMANIAM (based at Chartham/NMP Practice), CHARLEY, JOHNSON, HUGHES (based mainly at Chartham Surgery) , HANCOCK.

       

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.

 

Results are available between 2pm and 4pm.  Please call us between these times, thank you

 
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