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Please visit the My Health Tools website to get help with many conditions where medication is not just the answer.

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We are holding FREE drop in sessions for people who wear NHS hearing aids.  These will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at Marsden Health Centre from 10 til 12noon.    

WE HAVE INSTALLED A NEW PHONE SYSTEM.  PHONE NUMBERS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED IN THE SHORT TERM.  

Repeat prescription requests are no longer accepted by phone.  Use the online service, post or fax, ask your designated pharmacy or request in person.

 

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 (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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