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Proposed change to our Practice Computer System.

From August 2018, we will be changing and migrating to a new computer system. 'System One' is widely used in Gloucestershire both in general practice and in community services.

As we prepare for this major change we are unable to sign up patients for electronic access through 'Patient On-line Services'

GDPR Regulations

New Regulations come in to law on 25th May 2018, on how we manage your personal information.

Please see our Patient Privact Notice in the Further infromation link below.  This will help you understand how we manage and store your personal information.

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 Nurse or Health Care Assistant 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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