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CONTACTING THE PRACTICE

The practice are aware we are experiencing high volume of calls on a daily basis.

If calling to make a general enquiry or calling for results it may benefit you to call at less busy times, this being between 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

The practice are actively looking at different solutions to help alleviate patient frustrations in contacting the surgery.

To aid this further we are currently in the process of discussing installation of patient call queue service on our telephone lines.

The Practice appreciate our patient’s patience.

 FESTIVE ARRANGEMENTS

Please remember the Practice will closed from –

6.00 pm on Friday 24th December 2021 and re-open at 8.30 am on Wednesday 29th December 2021

And close at –

6.00 pm on Friday 31st December 2021 and re-open at 8.30 am on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Order your repeat prescriptions early to ensure you have enough medication to cover this period.

WE HAVE CHANGED OUR WEBSITE TO - 

https://mcglonepractice.gp.scot/

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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