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Booking an Appointment online – Appointments with our Nurse Practitioners are now available through the online patient access service. Patients are advised that the Nurse Practitioners work alongside the Doctors and can see patients with acute illness: They are available to diagnose, treat, prescribe and refer where necessary. The Nurse Practitioners should not be confused with the Practice Nurses who are available for annual reviews, immunisations, blood pressure and blood tests to name but a few. If in doubt please contact the practice by telephone to book your appointment. Appointments with our Practice Nurses will be available via the online service shortly.

Training Afternoon - The Practice closes for training once a month. If you have a genuine need for medical assistance during these times please contact NHS 111.

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 taken at the Practice is sent off to Wolverhampton Hospital for testing in their Laboratory. We are therefore governed by their courier collections as to the times we can take samples. Our last collection of the day is 4pm. We are therefore unable to book patients for Blood Tests after this time of day. We are also unable to accept other types of samples from patients for testing after this time. 
We prefer to refer young children requiring blood tests to the paediatric phlebotomy team at Wolverhampton Hospital. This specialist team are well practiced in taking samples from children. We can provide a prescription for some numbing cream for use at the appointment.

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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