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Due to the current situation with the coronavirus Tockwith Surgery will open Monday-Thursday 8.30am - 12.00 and on Friday 2.00pm - 6.00pm  until further notice.


PRESCRIPTIONS YOU CAN STILL COLLECT PRESCRIPTIONS DURING OPENING HOURS DUE TO HIGH DEMAND CAN YOU PLEASE ALLOW 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE COLLECTING YOUR MEDICATION, DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF CALLS PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY TO CHECK IF YOUR MEDICATION IS READY FOR COLLECTION. IF YOU ARE COLLECTING YOUR MEDICATION FROM GREEN HAMMERTON SURGERY PLEASE RING THE SURGERY BEFORE COLLECTION TO PAY FOR YOUR MEDICATION OVER THE TELEPHONE, TOCKWITH SURGERY ARE ACCEPTING PAYMENT VIA CONTACLESS, IF YOU ARE SELF-ISOLATING AND HAVING DIFFICULTY ARRANGING COLLECTION PLEASE LET US KNOW 


In the light of the coronavirus all GP appointments will receive a telephone consultation; please keep your phone clear around the time of your appointment, due to the volume of calls at present, your telephone consultation with the may not be at the exact time. HCA and Nurse appointments will remain face to face appointments, and patients can still collect their prescriptions. Many thanks for your co-operation Springbank Health

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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