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The surgery is closed on Thursday 22nd October from 12:30 for training as with all other local practices. Please call out of hours for any emergencies. We apologise for the inconvenience.


From Monday 5th October we will be offering late night appointments on Monday and Tuesday. These will be 6:30-8pm. Please ask reception to book an appointment.


Please see the following link regards government guidance on wearing face masks and any exemption: www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask

PLEASE NOTE ANY APPTS BOOKED ONLINE WOULD BE A TELEPHONE CALL/TRIAGE AND ONLY VISIT THE SURGERY WHEN THE CLINICIAN ADVISES YOU TO. PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK/COVERING FOR ALL FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATIONS. 

See the latest advice about who should self isolate:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SURGERY HAS ACHIEVED AN OVERALL RATING OF GOOD AT OUR RECENT CQC INSPECTION.

Our surgery is now taking new patients. Please register at reception.

PLEASE SEE THE 'CARERS DIRECT' (5) LINK BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR DETAILS AS A CARER

The surgery is closed everyday for lunchtime between 12:30 and 13:30. The phone lines will be open for emergency calls only during this time with normal service resuming at 13:30.

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.
We do not routinely take blood for testing in the Practice and generally patients needing blood tests will be asked to attend the pathology department at Gravesham Community Hospital (or Darent Valley Hospital).

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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