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DR SIDHU IS NOW ON MATERNITY LEAVE AND WE WISH HER ALL THE BEST FOR THE BIRTH OF HER CHILD. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE A NEW SALARIED GP JOINING US. WE TAKE BOOKINGS 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE PLUS ON THE DAY BOOKINGS.

The Surgery is having further refurbishment works on the first floor. Plus we hope to commence building a single-storey side extension to provide 2 further consulting rooms for our elderly and disabled patients. We thank you for your patience during these works and aim to minimise any disruptions.

We are glad to announce that after the recent CQC inspection in February 2018 we are no longer in special measures.  They are pleased with the works and results achieved in just 4 months after their first visit.  

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.
We do not routinely take blood for testing in the Practice and generally patients needing blood tests will be asked to attend the pathology department at Gravesham Community Hospital (or Darent Valley Hospital).

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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