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Welcome to Balance Street Health Centre.


12.07.2019- Balance Street Pharmacy is unable to accept card payments until Monday  15th July 2019- CASH ONLY. We have been told there is a fault at the exchange (BT issue), we apologise for any inconvenience caused.


In the departure of Dr Seddon in November 2018 we are having to change the way we work at Balance Street Practice as there is a National shortage of GPs. We have a small pool of regular locum GPs to ensure continuity as best as possible. Our Reception team will be asking the reason for your call, this is to direct you to the best and most appropriate care. We kindly ask patients to bear with us as this difficult time.


Many Thanks from the Partners & Staff at Balance Street Practice.



Our next Staff Training Day is 12th June 2019. The practice will close from 1:30. Dispensary will be closed from 1:30-4:30.


**NEW** Our practice is involved with a new Living Well program - please check back soon for more information under "clinics & 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.

All blood tests taken at the surgery must be done before 13:30 in order to link with the hospital courier.

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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