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Telephone Outage - We are currently experiencing a telephone outage which is affecting a number of practices in Calderdale.  We are able to offer limited telephone contact during this time which will mean a longer wait for our patients before the the phone is answered. 

Please note there is no disruption to our surgery, where you have an appointment please attend as normal.  Thank you for your patience.

If you require urgent medical assistance and the surgery is closed, please phone 111.  Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines & mobiles. 

For health information or advice telephone NHS 111 by dialing 111 or log on to NHS.UK/111

 


Please be aware that Spring hall Medical Practice are proposing to merge with Southowram Surgery and Queens Road Surgery. Please click on the link below to see more information and to complete a survey.

http://www.springhallgrouppractice.co.uk/info.aspx?p=19&pr=B84012


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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