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Seasonal Demand for Urgent Appointments

We have made extra appointments available to assist with the seasonal demand. This is on top of our usual appointments and the daily sit and wait surgeries. These appointments will be available to book via the online system, by phone or in person.

Measles Alert

If you think you have measles please call ahead for advice first. If you have symptoms such as high fever, rash- sometimes around the ears, sore red eyes, cough, aching and feeling unwell it could be Measles and you will need to be placed in an area where an infection cannot be passed onto vulnerable patients. Please do not come to the surgery without phoning first.

  

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.

PHLEBOTOMY APPOINTMENT BOOKING LINE

01245 516963.

OPEN 8AM TO 5PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

All locations are closed for blood tests on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Patients referred for blood tests by their GP or another health professional can attend any of the phlebotomy areas at the sites shown.

Broomfield Hospital 


Level 1,Area 110, Chelmsford.CM17ET

                                          Monday to Friday 07.00 - 18.00 

No Appointments Required. Walk in only Monday-Friday, excluding bank holidays.

The phlebotomy areas are particularly busy when they first open, so you are advised to attend after 10am if possible.

Christchurch United Reformed Church.

164 New London Road
Chelmsford CM2 0AW
   
STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.Age 16+

                            Monday,Tuesday,Thursday & Friday 07.00 - 13.00 
                                              Wednesday - 07.00 - 15.45 

Free Parking Available 

The blood testing service is located in the Farthing Centre building to the rear of the Church.Please do not contact the Church for appointments or results.   

FASTING TESTS  Glucose and cholesterol checks are best done ‘fasting’ – this means nothing to eat for 12 hours prior or overnight except water and no drinks with milk or sugar added.

 RESULTS

If your doctor has not requested to see you again, please always telephone the surgery for your blood test results. We rely on you to do this, as we may not have up to date contact details to inform you of any abnormal results.

Please do not contact Christchurch for results.

As mornings are very busy, we ask you to ring the surgery after 2pm (01245 347539 choose option 2 for results)

Please leave a full calendar week before ringing as some results take a little longer to process

Please check you have the results of all your tests            

 

 
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