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The practice is currently improving its telephone system and Wifi connection.  Disruption should be minimal however, we will notify patients of any known significant disruption during the changeover - expected March 2019.  Our Practice and its branch site will remain open during these works.  If it is urgent that you obtain medical advice and cannot speak to a staff member at the Practice during this period, please contact 111 for advice.

FOR URGENT ADVICE OR HELP PLEASE RING 111

Extended Access appointments available from 1st October.

Click on the Extended Access tab under Appointments in the header bar above for more information, or read the article in Latest News.

As part of the South Shropshire Medical Group, we are now able to offer patient appointments with neighbouring practices: Albrighton, Bridgnorth and Church Stretton.  The appointments available to Shifnal & Priorslee patients will be at an evening and a weekend.  Appointments are bookable via our Practice Reception Team.

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 (a person trained to take blood) taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. The usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.

Children's Blood Tests: Not available in Surgery.

If your child requires a blood test, please speak to a clinician or the receptionist for the contact details needed to make an appointment at the Hospital for blood tests.

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 website.

Please note

Due to the limited number of blood test appointments we are able to offer in the surgery, you may be asked to go to the Princess Royal Hospital for your test.

 
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