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Flu Vaccinations have arrived and our next Flu Clinic is on Saturday 26th October.

Please contact the surgery on 01642 827697, or call at reception, to arrange an appointment. If you are unable to attend the Flu Clinic please contact the surgery and staff will do their best to arrange an alternative appointment.

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing.  Please click the link for further information. https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-v1.pdf

Bluebell Medical Centre is the new home for Middlesbrough's STAR GP Hub. Please click the link for further information New home announced for star GP hub . For queries regarding appointments with the service please contact your registered practice.  

GP opening hours have been extended for all GP practices in the South of Tees CCG area. 

To improve primary care services outside normal hours, patients can now access the South Tees Access and Response (STAR) service.

To see or speak to a clinician urgently between 6.30am and 9.30pm – Monday to Friday or 8am to 8pm weekends & Bank holidays please ring 111.

Please note that patients are unable to collect prescriptions or any other documents from this service, please continue to do so in normal surgery hours.     

Patients can now directly book an urgent STAR appointment via the online booking system, accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/

During normal hours patients should continue to contact Bluebell Medical Centre.

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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