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NHS England have made an announcement in the press on 14th May regarding face to face appointments and open reception for patients.  Please bear with us whilst we put our systems in place.  For clarity, our Clinicians will continue to decide following a telephone consultation if you will need to be seen face to face.       

13th July 2021 - Closed for Training from 1pm for Staff Training

See Opening Times for monthly list. 

Covid Passports from Monday 17th May 2021 - see Home Page for Details

National data opt-out

The deadline to opt out of NHS digital sharing your identifiable patient data is the 1st September 2021.
 
Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.
 
If you wish to opt out of this, you will be required to fill out a Type 1 Opt-out form. This can be found online by clicking on the below link: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out Please return this form to the surgery.
If you are completing this for a child under the age of 13, you will be required to fill out the below form:
This needs to be emailed directly to the email listed on the form by the child's parents/carers

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.

If your doctor has requested that you attend for a FASTING blood test, it could be for glucose or lipid/ cholesterol testing. For this test to be performed, you are required to fast overnight prior to the blood test. This means that youi should not consume FOOD or DRINK( EXCEPT PLAIN WATER) for at least 12 hours before the blood test.

Please DO continue to take any prescribed medication with water only.

It is NOT possible to perform the blood test if you have not fasted.

Wycombe Hospital operates an appointment system for fasting patients Mon-Fri. For warfarin patients Mon- Thurs. Between 08:00 -11:00am. To make and appointment, please phone 01494 425 234

Walk-in for blood tests is 11:00am- 3:30 pm

Amersham Hospital only operate a walk-in system 08:30 am-3:30pm

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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