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WE ARE CURRENTLY SHORT OF GP COVER AND ASK FOR YOU PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.  OUR RECEPTION TEAM ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO ASSIST YOU AND ARE ALL TRAINED IN CARE NAVIGATION WHICH MAY MEAN THEY DIRECT YOU TO ANOTHER SERVICE. THEY ARE NOT MAKING CLINICAL DECISIONS BUT FOLLOWING STRICT PROTOCOL.  IF YOU CAN, PLEASE MAKE USE OF OUR ECONSULT SYSTEM.  

RECEPTION STAFF ARE DOING A VERY DIFFICULT JOB AND DO NOT DESERVE THE ABUSE THEY ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO BY SOME OF OUR PATIENTS.  PLEASE BE KIND AND REMEMBER MANY ARE MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND THEY ALL DESERVE TO BE RESPECTED AND NOT BE ABUSED AT WORK.  AGRESSION, VERBAL ABUSE OR THREATENING BEHAVIOUR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  

Repeat medication

If you need to order repeat medication please call our dedicated answering machine number 01356 624411 and select option 3 or use the prescription box at the reception desk or email Tay.brechinprescriptions@nhs.scot or use this website.

Blood Tests

A 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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