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Near Me Video Consultation

We are now able to do video consultation, Orchard House Online Waiting Room - https://nhsattend.vc/fv-orchard-house

Our GP Practice Team is growing: Our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner - Suzanne Miller is available for any muscle, bone or joint concerns.  The Physio can assess, diagnose and refer for further treatment. You can make an appointment with the Physio on Fridays.

Our new Advanced Nurse Practitioner Louise Doyle has now joined our team. She will be working in the surgery on Thursday and Fridays to help with medical problems such as ENT complaints, skin issues and a lot more.

We now have appointments available with our new Mental Health Nurse - Elizabeth McAteer.  If you are finding it hard to feel positive or feel you need support because of grief, anxiety or low mood then please contact the surgery and ask for an appointment with Elizabeth on a Monday or Tuesday.

For any information on the above, Please contact the reception on 01786 450394.

 


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.

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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