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ALL NEWCASTLE PRACTICES ARE CLOSED FROM 12 MIDDAY ON THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER FOR STAFF TRAINING.  PLEASE CLICK ON TO OPENING TIMES LINK TO SEE WHO TO CONTACT WHEN WE ARE CLOSED.  WE WILL RE-OPEN 8.30 AM FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER.

ONLY FLU VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE.  ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE TRIAGE FIRST DUE TO COVID SO ONLINE BOOKING HAS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY DISABLED.  WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Only patients with pre-booked appointments can access the surgery. All paper prescriptions can be collected from Fawdon site. 

Access to Fawdon is restricted to patients with pre-booked appointments only, as well as prescription collection.  Access to Kingston Park is restricted to patients with pre-booked appointments only

From Monday 16th March all new appointments booked with a GP will be telephone consultations. During this period we may experience a higher volume of calls, if you are unable to reach the Practice via telephone then please use our eConsult system. 

Fitnotes are not required for the first 7 days of absence from work. If you need an isolation note for your employer these can be obtained from www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST FEEDBACK NEEDED.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK AND TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS

http://gp-pet.co.uk/the-park-medical-group

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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