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!! Repeat Medication Notice: Please allow 3 - 4 working days after placing prescription requests to collect. We are experiencing extremely high volume requests at the moment. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!!

!! We have received a large number of queries regarding Covid vaccination boosters and the flu vaccination. Please be advised that the surgery will contact patients who are eligible for those vaccinations in due course!!


Pfizer & AZ 1st & 2nd vaccinations available for anyone 18+

No appointment needed – must be 8 weeks since first jab

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If you are 18 or over and need your first COVID Vaccination please call the surgery on 01325 730204 so we can get you booked in for an appointment. 

NHS GUIDANCE FROM THE 19TH JULY 2021

MASKS MUST STILL BE WORN IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.        

PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting

Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination.  The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40.  For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

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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