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We have currently reached our full patient capacity and we are temporarily unable to register any new patients. This is to ensure that we offer a safe and effective service to our existing patients. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.If you need to locate a GP surgery in the area please contact NHS England on 0300 311 2233 

NHS Breast Screening Programme Incident

Anyone who is concerned about the recent incident can call the breast screening helpline number 0800 169 2692 or go to NHS Choices website for more information. Those that have been affected should receive a letter by the end of May from NHS Breast Screening.

Bank Holiday May 28th- the Surgery will be closed

The surgery will be closed on Monday 28th May. For Medical advice please call 111 or for emergencies call 999.

  

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 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.

Homocysteine, lupus thrombophilia screen and some other special blood tests can only be performed at Broomfield hospital

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 - 12.45 
                                              Wednesday - 07.00 - 12.00 and 1 - 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.   

For further information; www.meht.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-clinical-services/b-services/blood-tests/

or ring the Phlebotomy information line on 01245 513150 including guidance for fasting patients and those requiring a glucose tolerance test.

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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