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CHANGING PRACTICE COMPUTER SYSTEM 

FROM 26th JUNE TO 6TH JULY we will issue two months supply of repeat medication. This is because we are changing the practice computer system during the period 20th to 28th July. For patient safety reasons we will only plan to issue emergency medication during this period.

Your Allocated Doctor

For your information, all of our patients are allocated a named GP, but you can choose to see any GP at the surgery.

If you would like to know more go to Griffins Brook Named GP.

SUPPORTING GENERAL PRACTICE

Patient care is being undermined by a growing crisis in general practice. GPs are struggling to cope with the rapid growth in the number of patients needing care. Yet the share of NHS resources spent on general practice is falling year on year.

Put patients first: Back general practice is the RCGP's campaign to put an end to this crisis and safeguard patient care. It is calling for a UK wide increase in the share of funding that goes into general practice from 8.4% to 11% of the NHS budget by 2017.

This investment will transform care for patients and benefit the NHS as a whole by alleviating pressure on our hospitals and providing cost effective care closer to home.

If you'd like to pledge your support for the campaign and write to your local politician, visit

 

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home.aspx

 

 

 


 Blood Tests

A 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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