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TRAVEL VACCINATION CLINICS

We are now able to offer our patients travel advice.

Patients are advised to complete a travel risk assessment at least 4 weeks before your appointment so that the nurse can adequately assess your travel needs. These are available from reception or to download (above).

We also recommend you download a "Travel Well" leaflet from the link in the " Clinics and Services section of this website".

Your appointment must be booked before the assessment form will be assessed.

We also hold a price list for all of the private vaccines to download or to ask at reception. Please do bring cash or cheque to your appointment as we do not accept card payments.

The clinics will be held once a month at Milton Surgery with our Lead Nurse Sarah Birks or Lisa Jones.

We will not be able to advise imminent travellers, 4-6 weeks before travel only.

 

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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