Noticeboard

LUNCH TIME CLOSURE

Our telephones will be off from 12-2pm in stead of 12.30pm for lunch closure to enable staff to deal with the increased workload.  The Practice is temporarily operating on reduced staffing due to covid. 

SCHOOLS

Information for parents/ Carers

Information Poster

FACE COVERING:

From 10 August the use of face coverings in certain indoor settings, such as shops or shopping centres, will be mandatory. You must also wear a face covering on public transport.  While not NI specific, patients may also wish to print a card or badge available on UK government website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Online wellbeing hub – www.mindingyourhead.info

 The hub aims to support peoples mental and emotional wellbeing with information, self-help guides and information about how to seek support.     

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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