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NEW RULES RELATING TO WEARING OF FACE MASKS/COVERINGS IN SHOPS AND OTHER AREAS COME INTO EFFECT ON 24 JULY 2020 FOR ALL EXCEPT THOSE THAT ARE EXEMPT. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE UNABLE TO WEAR A MASK/COVERING FOR AUDITORY/SENSORY/BREATHING REASONS PLEASE VISIT www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask TO DOWNLOAD AN EXEMPTION CARD TO SHOW IF ASKED WHY YOU ARE NOT WEARING ONE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ISSUE OF LETTERS OR CERTIFICATES CONFIRMING ANY EXEMPTION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST ADVICE WITH REGARD TO ACCESSING THE SURGERY BY CLICKING HERE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS PERIOD

IF YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR HAVE NOTICED A LOSS OF OR CHANGES TO YOUR SENSES OF SMELL OR TASTE, YOU MAY BE AT RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE.  INSTEAD, CONTACT NHS 111 DIRECT FOR ONLINE ADVICE.

a.   For general advice with regard to the virus, from NHS 111 Direct PLEASE CLICK HERE

b.    Please also see THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE FROM HERE


THE RESULTS OF OUR IN HOUSE SURVEYS ARE NOW BEING PUBLISHED IN THE PRACTICE AND UNDER OUR LATEST NEWS SECTION

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 a 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.

Beechfield Medical Centre does not undertake routine blood tests at the practice, other than those related to certain specific clinics.  If a routine blood test is required, you will be given the appropriate forms at the surgery and advised to make arrangements with the Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding, who will process the test and send the sample to the laboratory for analysis

The results of your blood test are then communicated direct to the practice electronically and will be available for your information as in the preceding page.