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 Important Notice - FLU APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE
From 1 March 2019 pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients at this practice.  If this change affects you please make arrangements to order your own prescriptions directly from the surgery.
 

2.  On-line Patient Access - See video and information below.  Sign up today ..
3.  Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) Info here:EPS INFO
  Download Pharmacy Nomination Form here  Form
4.  TIMES ARE CHANGING - EXTENDED ACCESS EVENINGS & WEEKENDS: wef 1 June 2019 The HUB has changed to LEY HILL SURGERY, 228 Lichfield Rd, Sutton Coldfield B74 2UE
EXTENDED HOURS HELD AT ASHFIELD SURGERY, HAVE NOW BEEN RESUMED THROUGH OUR PCN.  PLEASE NOTE THESE APPMTS ARE ADDITIONAL TO THE HUB UNTIL DEC 2019.

5.  Care of your ears: Ear Syringing is used to clear ear wax from ears that is causing reduced hearing. This service will no longer be available at the surgery. We have put together an INFORMATION LEAFLET designed to help you care for your ears.
6.  CCG Poster with information on medications available Over The Counter - see Repeat Presriptions.  

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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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