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THERE IS A CHANGE COMING TO YOUR DOCTOR'S SURGERY: 'CARE NAVIGATION' - What does it mean to you as a patient?

Please see Further Information for full details

*Pre-bookable appointments now available as a face to face consultation or as a telephone consultation****

***We ask all our patients who are eligible for a flu vaccination to telephone us and book in as soon as possible, we have Saturday morning appointments available***

Glan Rhyd Surgery now has a waiting room blood pressure monitor. Why not call by, have your blood pressure recorded at your own convenience and hand the printed reading to a member of the reception team.

We are pleased to inform all our patients and patients registered elsewhere, that we now provide IUD/IUS (coil) insertions and removals. Please contact the surgery for further 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 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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