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PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus. Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 0121 557 2581

Please note all initial appointments are currently via Telephone only during the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic. If  FOLLOWING your telephone appointment, you need to be seen face to face this will be arranged by the GP

You can also call NHS 111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

We are currently not registering new patients. Unless those patients are new babies, newly fostered or adopted children of patients already registered at the Practice

National Carers week 8th to 14th June 2020

Do you look after someone, Are you a carer. Please let us know. Please see the Carers section of this website under further information for links on support available.

www.carers.org      www.youngcarers.net   http://route2wellbeing.info/

Care support team 0121 612 6000 

You can now get extended access to pre-bookable appointments in the evenings between 6.30 and 8.00pm Mon to Friday and 9.00am till 12.00 midday Saturday's and Sunday's.

Please note all appointments are currently via Telephone during the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

For CORONAVIRUS advice visit Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In the event of emergency please call the surgery number and follow the instructions 

REGISTER NOW FOR ONLINE SERVICES

Swanpool now offers ONLINE SERVICES, make appointments, order medication and view your medical records. Please ask at reception for more information.


You can also now request the Electronic Transfer of most repeat prescriptions to a nominated pharmacy.

(Please ask reception or your local pharmacy for more information)

Blood Tests

A 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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