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On Tuesday 27th April, the Practice will close at 12.30pm for staff training, re-opening at 8.30am on Wednesday 28th April.  If you require urgent medical attention whilst we are closed, please contact NHS 111

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Park Practice is now a "Parkrun Practice". Full details of where and when the runs take place can be found on: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastbourne/

Park Practice is now an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice. More information can be found on:  https://www.sussexarmedforcesnetwork.nhs.uk/veteranreservists/ 

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/armed-forces-and-veterans-healthcare/veterans-nhs-mental-health-services/

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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