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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - latest advice received from NHS England:

All travellers who develop relevant symptoms, however mild, within 14 days of returning from mainland China, should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS 111.

All travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province should self-isolate for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, due to the increased risk from that area

PPG Meeting - being held Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 7.00 pm at Bushbury Health Centre, Hellier Road, Bushbury, WV10 8ED.  All are welcome.

Wolverhampton North Network - will be holding Patient Engagement Open days for patients. These dates are: Saturday 8th March at Showell Park, Saturday 14th March at Prestbury Medical Practice and Thursday 19th March at Keats Grove. Further dettails are available on the Wolverhampton north Network website: www.wolverhamptonnorthnetwork.co.uk

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.

It is your responsibility to contact the surgery for results of tests. You will be only be contacted by the surgery if a result needs further investigation.

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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