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 You can find our Newsletter for 2019 on the right hand side under Online Services and below this you will see "Latest News" if you then click on this you will be able to access the Newsletter on our website by clicking on "read our Newsletter".

Anna Health Visitor will be leaving us to work at Cruddas Park due to staff shortage. Her clinic is covered here at Roseworth until 20.2.2019 and then all future baby clinics until further notice will be held at the Gosforth Clinic 9.30-12.30 on a Wednesday. Patients who wish to book future appointments need to book via telephone which can be done on the provided number 0191 2823023.

 

 

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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