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REMINDER:

You must continue to wear a face covering when attending the GP surgery (unless you are exempt)

Social distancing of 2 metres must be adhered too

Contact the surgery by telephone in the first instance

Adhere to COVID screening questions when asked by our receptionists .


As of 1st September 2021, the surgery will closing for lunch between 1pm-2pm. Please avoid coming to the surgery to collect prescriptions during this time. If you have an emergency that cannot wait  during these times please contact 111.


Near Me Video Consultation        

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


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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