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**NEW** COLLEGE LANE SURGERY NURSE RECRUITMENT

Registered Practice Nurse RGN/NMC

Newly Qualified Nurse - September 2018

NEW PHONE SYSTEM NOW LIVE. Please select one of the following options when dialling:
Option 1 = Appointments/Home Visits
Option 2 = Prescriptions (from 10am)
Option 3 = General Enquiries
Option 4 = Medical Secretaries/Admin Team (for referral queries).

SPIROMETRY - Our nursing team have achieved 100% on the spirometry audit for the second year running.

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, 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.

Please note, our practice based phlebotmoist can only take blood samples from adult patients.  If your young child requires a blood test, this will be done at the phlebotomy department at Pontefract Hospital.

 

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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