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Flu vaccinations are starting on 1st October 2020 for everyone over 65 and all at risk patients, telephone the surgery to book your appointment.

The Practice will be open 8am - 6pm Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th & Monday 5th October 2020 for prebooked flu vaccinations only, the surgery is otherwise closed over the 3 days.  If you are in one of the "at risk" categories, please telephone the surgery to book your appointment.

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Public Health information for workers at the 2 Sisters Factory, Coupar Angus:

https://www.taysidecares.co.uk/outbreak-2-sisters-factory

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If you think you have received a call or text message related to corona virus that you think is fraudulent please refer to the Action Fraud website.

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-scam-costs-victims-over-800k-in-one-month

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From Friday 10th July 2020 we are encouraging all patients who are attending the surgery to wear a face mask/face covering.

 

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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