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Advice for Travellers will be changing from 1st January 2018

Asthma Review Overdue?
If you are overdue for an asthma review, please click HERE to update your record


All four surgeries are closed for all Statutory Bank Holidays

When We Are Closedtelephone_brown

If you need a doctor in an emergency when the surgery is closed, you will be directed to the following numbers:

Between 17:30 - 18:30 

  • call 0300 121 0265 for Colerne and Marshfield Patients

  • and 0300 121 0214 for Wick and Pucklechurch Patients        

  • After 18:30, weekends & bank holidays call 111

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

 




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.