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Patient Participation Group.

The next Patient Participation Group meeting is to be announced. These meetings are open to all registered patients so please come along if you are free. Your ideas and views are important to us and can help us shape services to our patient's needs.

 Appointments not attended

In the month of July a total of 34 patients did not attend their booked appointments (29 with the doctors and 5 with the practice nurse) nor were the appointments cancelled so they could not be offered to patients in need of them. If you no longer need or are unable to attend the appointment you have booked, please call the surgery on 020 7266 1449 to cancel it.

 

Blood Tests

Blood tests are carried out at Health @ the Stowe, 260 Harrow Road, London W2 5ES. The clinic runs Monday to Friday between 08.30am - 12.00pm and no appointment is needed but it is important that you remember to take your blood test request form with you.

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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