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Pharmacy collection service

If you wish to avail of the pharmacy collection service whereby the pharmacy collect your script for repeat medication from the surgery and then you collect your medication directly from the chemist please state which chemist you would like to use when ordering repeat medication only.

Practice Radius

Following consultation with HSCNI, Errigal Medical Centre has reduced their practice radius from 12 to 10 miles 'as the crow flies'.

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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