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Pregnancy & Midwife Appointments *new*

If you have just found out that you are pregnant, you can now refer yourself to the maternity services at Guy's & St Thomas' (click here) OR at King's College Hospital (click here). Please do so as soon as you have found out that you are pregnant. You should hear back from the hospital and have a midwife appointment at 10 weeks. If you have a long-term condition such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems, please see a GP for us to refer you and amend medications etc.

If you are already pregnant and seeing our mid-wife colleagues, please note that their clinic has now moved to the Artesian Health Centre, 138 Grange Road, London, SE1 3GF . All midwife appointments now take place at the Artesian, rather than at Albion Street.

Try the new NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use Patient access, Evergreen, Life, Dimec or My GP app you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp 

There are now a large range of health related apps available. Check your app store for options but please ask us if you need advice.

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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