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Please be aware that we will close at 1pm on Wed 6th December 2017 for our Centre Review.

This is the annual team and PPG meeting where we meet to review the year and share our learning. We will also look at the challenges and work we need to do in 2018. If you would like your PPG to put forward any ideas at the meeting please email them on CLCCG.PPG@admin.nhs.net 

When we are closed please call our usual no 0207 935 6328 and your call will be diverted to our answering service where a call handler will triage your call.  You can also call 111. Calls to this number are free.

We would like to thank NHS England and Central London Clinical Commissioning Group to allow us to close for this very important event.

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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