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CQC INSPECTION

Dear Patients

The practice is having their routine CQC (Care Quality Commission) Inspection on 16th March 2018.  Both our sites (Kenton and Benwell) will be inspected to ensure we are providing the best service to our patients.

There are comment cards available in the surgery if you would like to give your feedback to CQC.

Our last routine inspection was held on 4th December 2014 and the practice was rated as GOOD in every category.

You can view the previous report on the CQC Website or there is a link on this home page.

Thank you for your support

Julie Wade

Practice Manager

 PLEASE NOTE FROM 1ST MAY THE DAY OF BABY CLINIC AT KENTON WILL CHANGE. IT WILL BE ON TUESDAYS FROM 10:30AM-12:00PM

 

 

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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