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Carers Fair

Southwark Carers, Lambeth Carers Hub and Link Age Southwark are coming to the surgery with information about the local support available for carers. If you help a relative or friend with a long term condition, or if someone relies on you because of their physical or mental health then this event is for you. Tea and coffee and snacks will be provided.
Feel free to drop in any time between 2pm and 3:30pm. If the time isn't convenient then ask at reception any day that week for our new printed resource pack for carers.

Date: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Elm Lodge Surgery

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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