Noticeboard

A new NHS Digital initiative to extract information from GP records for research and other purposes. Patients might want to opt out of this data collection and there are 2 different requirements to opt out Type 1 data opt out this is to protect GP data held on your system. Patients need to complete a form and leave it at reception, before June 22nd 2021Type 2 This is to protect non-GP data held on your system, eg hospital or clinic treatment.  Patients form: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/    Children under 13: NHS Digital dissent form (assets.nhs.uk)  On behalf of someone else: Make_and_manage_a_choice_for_someone_else_PDF_154kb.pdf (assets.nhs.uk)

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.

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website