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URGENT NOTICE 12/09/19: We are experiencing intermittent computer problems which are being investigated. Our phone line will be CLOSED and redirected to Out of Hours service from 5:30pm due to unforseen circumstances.

GP VIDEO APPOINTMENTS!: See a GP by video with LIVI. click here for more information

Farewell: Sadly we have now said goodbye to Dr Macdonald as she is no longer working for Yardley Wood Health Centre. However,we are very happy to welcome back Dr Geraghty from her maternity leave.

WE ARE YOUR LOCAL HUB! From 1st July we are the NEW LOCAL HUB for Patients registered at Greenridge, Poplar Rd, Baldwin's Lane,Wake Green and Goodrest Croft Surgeries. You can now book to be seen at Yardley Wood Health Centre Evenings and Saturdays.

Carer's ALERT! If you are a Carer or you are Cared for please let us know and for more information click here !

Physiotherapy: DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN NOW SELF REFER TO PHYSIOTHERAPY WITHOUT SEEING YOUR GP? To arrange to see a physiotherapist call 0121 466 6540, Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

Chronic Disease Recall Notice: We have introduced a new annual review recall system grouping chronic conditions together into one letter where possible and calling for patients alphabetically. For this year only you may receive your recall letter earlier than you would expect to attend, but we would still like you to make the required appointments. Through introducing this new system we aim to reduce the amount of letters/correspondence we send you, reduce multiple and unnecessary blood tests and save the amount of time patients take to attend the surgery for multiple reviews.

Private Work: Our 2019 list of fees for private work has been updated please click here

New Email Address: nhsbsolccg.receptionywhc@nhs.net we no longer use reception.ywhc@nhs.net

Text Messaging: Check your contact details are up to date with reception ASAP to make the most of our new text messaging service, where your doctor, nurse or receptionist will pass on important information to you or ask you to book an appointment. 

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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