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Coronavirus Alert 

In order to properly protect against further spread of the Coronavirus, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for further information, including how to protect yourself from possible infection and how the virus is spread.

If you believe you may have the Coronavirus, please DO NOT come into the practice. Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to check your symptoms. The website will provide further direction based on your symptoms and travel history.

While we receive guidance from the CCG regarding this, we have temporarily suspended the ability to book appointments online in order to safeguard against spread of the coronavirus. You can still book your appointments by calling reception on 01179549828.

Dr Vicky Pitts

Dr Vicky Pitts has been a GP at Broadmead for the past 8 years. Vicky has decided to leave the practice to seek a new position with the option of a potential partnership. Vicky will be leaving us in April 20, this is a sad loss for us but we wish her well for her future. We appreciate this can be unsettling for our patients so if you wish to chat to Vicky or Dixine (PM) about alternative GPs, then please do not hesitate to telephone to book an appointment. We are currently recruiting a replacement for Vicky.

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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