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***IMPORTANT FLU INFORMATION***


Please note we are currently running our flu clinics.  If you are entitled to the Flu Vaccine and have received a letter please contact the surgery to make an appointment.  We are also running a Fluenz Clinic for 2-3 year olds.


Children are more likely to suffer from flu than adults. Giving flu vaccine to children helps stop them catching and spreading the infection, so it protects them and also the people around them, including those at increased risk such as elderly relatives or people with chronic health conditions.  If you have a child in this age range please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.  Primary school children will receive theirs at school.

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.

ECG’s, Spirometry and Swab tests 

ECG’s are predominantly performed by all nurses and Healthcare assistants at St Julians Medical Centre. Spirometry (Lung Function Test), swab tests are usually performed by the practice Nurses.

 
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