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UPDATE: October 20 - OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 0161 357 2315.

The Surgery will close for staff training on the 1st (occasionally 2nd) Thursday every month. The Practice will be CLOSED from 1.00pm until 7.30am the following day. When you ring the surgery from 1.00 - 6.30pm you will be connected to Go To Doc, and from 6.30pm you will need to dial 111. Thank you

COVID 19 VACCINE  11/11/20 - PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A DIRECTIVE FROM NHS ENGLAND REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF COVID 19 VACCINES. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US REGARDING THIS AS WHEN WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. THANKS

Any queries can be dealt with by telephone, on 0161 357 2315, and prescription requests can be made via email - OLDCCG.scriptrequest@nhs.net  as usual.  

If you need to order a repeat prescription please email oldccg.scriptrequest@nhs.net, please only contact the surgery to order medication if you are unable to email your request. Prescriptions take 48 hours to be processed. 

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.

Blood tests are usually taken at the surgery in which case the samples are sent directly to the hospital Pathology Laboratory via a twice-daily delivery service, Monday-Friday. The same applies to urine tests, swabs, cultures and tissue samples for histological analysis (e.g. from minor surgery).

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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