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URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS

ALL MEDICALLY URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS & HOME VISIT REQUESTS WILL REQUIRE TELEPHONE TRIAGE BY ONE OF OUR GPs

 

IF AN URGENT APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED, BY PROVIDING THE RECEPTIONIST WITH A CLEAR INDICATION OF YOUR HEALTH PROBLEM YOU CAN BE APPROPRIATELY PRIORITISED FOR A TELEPHONE CALL FROM OUR DUTY GP THE DUTY DOCTOR WILL TRIAGE YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS AND URGENCY, DECIDING WITH YOU APPROPRIATE TREATMENT GOING FORWARD

 

AS ALWAYS ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR VIA THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY RECEPTIONISTS BY PHONE OR AT THE RECEPTION DESK

 

MINOR AILMENTS – SELF CARE

 

IF ADULTS HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS, MINOR AILMENTS SUCH AS GASTRO PROBLEMS, SICKNESS, COMMON COLD, SORE THROAT, HEADACHE, FLU, CYSTITIS, HANGOVER, GRAZED KNEE ETC. ARE BEST DEALT WITH BY SELF CARE USING MEDICINES FROM THE PHARMACY

E-CONSULTATION SERVICE

 

OUR REGISTERED PATIENTS CAN REQUEST TREATMENT AND ADVICE FROM OUR DOCTORS ONLINE.  WHEN YOU SEND YOUR E MAIL, YOU WILL RECIEVE AN INITIAL REPLY INDICATING WHEN YOUR E MAIL WIL BE SEEN BY THE GP.  TO CONSULT YOUR GP SEND AN E-MAIL TO edoctor.malthouse@nhs.net AND GIVE AN INDICATION OF YOUR SPECIFIC CONDITION OR ASK FOR GENERAL ADVICE. ALSO USE THIS METHOD TO AVOID AN APPOINTMENT WHEN SEEKING, REFERRAL UPDATES, MEDICAL REPORTS..  REMEMBER YOU CAN ALSO SELF CARE USING COACH (my-coach.org.uk) AND REGISTER WITH US TO USE ONLINE SERVICES TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND VIEW YOUR MEDICAL RECORD.

If you feel unwell, unsure, confused or need help - Call NHS 111

NHS Minor Injury Unit, open 7 days

Abingdon MIU, Abingdon Hospital

Marcham Road. 10.00-22.30hrs

01865 425161

Blood Tests

test tubes containing bloodA 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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