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DATA PROTECTION 2018

Following announced changes to data protection (GDPR) coming into effect 25th May 2018, we have compiled information for patients to advise on how we use their data. For more information, please see 'GDPR Patient Briefing 2018' in the Further Information section below.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Dr Cassidy is on annual leave until Monday 21st May 2018


If you are struggling to make arrangements to get to an appointment, we have been advised of a local community car service. For more information please call 01908 670309 or email sarah.thurstans@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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Mental Health Awareness Week 14th - 20th May 2018 

For more information please click here


Booking Of GP Appointments

 Ashfield Medical Centre use a Triage Appointment System.

Calls made between 08:00 and 11:00 will receive a telephone call back from a GP who will book an appointment as necessary. All over 75's and under 2's will automatically be booked an appointment.


The surgery is a designated Yellow Fever Centre. Please click here for more information.


Do you need medical attention fast, but it's not an emergency? Please use the 111 Service. To get more information, please see our 'When we are closed/111 service' section on our 'Opening Times' page.


If you need help/advice with a certain medical problem, please see below for some 'Useful Links'.

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. 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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