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COVID-19 - Coronavirus

 

** Please DO NOT come to the surgery if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Breathing problems
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Contact with anyone who has returned from foreign travel in the last 14 days
  • History of foreign travel in the last 14 days

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms please contact the surgery on 028 2957 1203 for further help and advice or click on http://primarycare.hscni.net/general-medical-services-gms/coronavirus/

Rasharkin Health Centre will be closed on MONDAY, 13th JULY, 2020. Should you require URGENT medical attention/advice on this day please contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 2566 3500

NEW TEXTING SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE

If you do not wish to receive texts from us please let reception staff know so we can record it in your notes.

If you have updated your mobile number or wish to avail of this service please let reception know.

New Practice Boundary:

To provide the best care for our existing patients we have decided to  reduce our practice radius to 5.5 miles of the surgery.

We will only accept applications from new patients who live within this radius

Any existing patients who CHANGE address to a new address outside the radius will also be asked to re-register with a GP surgery closer to 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.

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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