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NEXT PPG MEETING: MONDAY 2nd JULY 2018

Location: Honeypot Medical Centre, 404 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, HA7 1JP.

Time: 7pm

Summer Bank Holiday

Honeypot and Charlton Medical Centres will be closed for the Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 27th August.  However, Belmont Health Centre GP Access Clinic will be open as usual from 8am until 8pm

The Belmont Health Centre, 516 Kenton Lane, Harrow, HA3 7LT

This is a ‘drop in service’ where you do not need an appointment. The GP that you see will send us the consultation notes electronically that are uploaded onto your medical record.

 

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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