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2018 WALK-IN FLU CLINICS

Our Walk-in Flu clinics have now finished. Any eligible patient still requiring a vaccination should contact either of our receptions to book an appointment with a nurse.

The Flu clinics provide a valuable source of extra funding to the practice which is used to support other services we provide to our patients. By having the vaccine elsewhere you are denying us that funding.

EXTENDED ACCESS CLINICS

This practice is a member of the local GP Confederation (NICs). The federation is now providing early evening and weekend GP appointments at the Bedser Hub which is located in the Woking Community Hospital. These appointments are pre-bookable through either of our receptions.

NICs have also contracted with LIVI to provide video consultations, on smart phones and tablets, with an NHS GP on behalf of the practice. Download the LIVI app and follow the on screen instructions. 

THE CQC HAVE RATED THIS PRACTICE AS GOOD 

We now have free Wi-fi available in both our waiting rooms - select NHS Free wi-fi and log on.

Patients can now book GP appointments, request repeat medication and view their medical records on line. Go to the on-line access page under the appointments tab and complete the registration form.

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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