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Under NHS guidance all appointments will now be by phone. Your GP or Nurse will call you around the time of your appointment and manage all they can over the phone. Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless they ask you to.  Thank you.  

  • Bristol City Council – #wearebristol coronavirus hotline

 

0800 694 0184 – Monday – Friday 8.30 – 17.00

 

Bristol City Council have set up - The We Are Bristol support phone number – 0117 352 3011 – went live yesterday, and will offer support to residents across the city.

 

Call handlers will be available initially during office hours (8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday) to provide support for people with a wide range of needs, including obtaining food supplies, other essential items and medication. They can also help arrange follow-up support with different organisations.

 

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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