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Practice will be closed on 25th and 26th of December for Christmas and 1st of January 2018 due to New Year Bank Holiday. Please put your prescription requests as early as possible to avoid delays in getting them back.  


WATFORD EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE - GP appointments are now available 7 days a week in Watford and Three Rivers.  Patients registered with a GP practice in either Watford or Three Rivers can now make an appointment to see a GP at the weekend, Saturdays 9.00am - 1.00pm and 3pm - 7pm, Sundays 9.00am - 1.00pm.  Appointments for blood tests can also be booked on Sunday mornings

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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