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High Potency MDMA (Ecstasy) WARNING - please see attached leaflet and be very aware of what you are taking MDMA Warning

The Practice is now a collection point for Trafford South Foodbank - please bring in any donations of non perishable food or toiletries and place in the box in our waiting area.

RU Clear kits now available at the surgery please see 'Clinics & Services' 'Non NHS Services' for more information

Breast Screening at Wythenshawe Hospital - Eligible patients have recently been invited to attend routine breast screening. 808 patients attended from a total of 1074 invited (75%), 26 patients were reviewed in clinic and 3 cancers were detected. If you missed your invite please contact our Cancer Champions (Jo and Rebecca) at the surgery who will help you arrange a screening appointment.  If you have any worries or concerns regarding breast screening then please make an appointment with a GP to discuss.

On 12 April 2016 the surgery was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and our overall rating was 'Good' with a rating of 'Outstanding' for people experiencing poor mental health. Please see CQC information page for full detailed report

Last month (July 2018) there were 93 patients who missed their appointment with the GP or Nurse

This is 15.5 hours of un used clinical time

This may increase your waiting time to see a clinician

If you know that you will be unable to attend your appointment please can you call the surgery so it can be used by someone else

We have a text messaging service which confirms and reminds patients of their appointments, please check with reception if you wish to use this service.

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You are welcome to call the surgery between 2pm to 6.30pm to enquire about your test results. If you call outside of these hours we will be unable to process your request.

You will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results at the time of your test so please bear this in mind before calling. It is then your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor. 

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

 

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.

 Blood tests are usually carried out by the Community Phlebotomy Service at drop in clinics and hospitals across Trafford. For the latest information on these clinics including location and times please see the attached information leaflet

Trafford Phlebotomy Clinic Information Sheet Dec 2016

From 4 July 2016 there will no longer be a Community Phlebotomy (blood) clinic held at Conway Road Health Centre on Tuesday mornings. The nearest clinic will be on Fridays at Chapel Road Clinic Sale from 8.30 - 14.00 (please note that 8.30 - 9.30 is reserved for those patients requiring fasting blood tests). There are other clinics throughout the week, please see the information leaflet on clinic information by following the link above

Patients < 16years can have their blood tests at The Children Phlebotomy Service at Trafford General Hospital, please contact 0161 746 2710 between 9am - 4pm to arrange a time to attend

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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