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The Practice will be closed on Wednesday 27th March from 3.30pm til 6.30pm.  The Practice will re-open at 8am on Thursday 28th March.  For any emergency during this time please call 111.

Important message for those patients who use SystmOnline - be aware of an official looking email asking you to click a link to log in because 'we are changing the system and need to update'.  SystmOnline has NOT sent emails and this is a scam.  Please contact the surgery if your online access is affected. Thank you.

We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.  If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask.  These appointments may be at a  different site; for example, Poole General Hospital, Dorset County Hospital, Weymouth Walk-in Centre, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital. 

We are looking for people to join our Patient Representative Committee, the group meets 4 times a year.  Please leave your details with reception if you are interested and the Practice Manager will be in contact.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of diagnostic 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, the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.

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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