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Please do not come into the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment.

We are offering telephone consultations which must be booked via the Doctorlink symptom checker below. If, after the call, the Doctor needs to see you, they will book you for a face to face appointment. We have now moved to our new clinical system, if you require log in details please e-mail swlccg.twickenhamparksurgery@nhs.net to request.

Please continue to complete the “Doctorlink” symptom checker below to access the GP and continue to email us with either:

Prescription request: swlccg.tpsprescriptions@nhs.net

All other queries: swlccg.twickenhamparksurgery@nhs.net

We will endeavour to be back to normal as soon as possible, and would like to thank you for your patience and understanding with these improvements which will benefit you as well as the practice.

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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