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Seasonal Flu - This year is going to be different again. The World Health Organisation and then the Dept of Health have changed the types of flu we give so there is a different one for Children (nasal spray) 18-64 year olds (Influvac) and 65+ (Fluad)  all have been designed specifically to enhance the uptake for each age group and we have had to book separate Saturdays to ensure right vax given to right age group.  Please check you invites carefully and attend on right day BRINGING YOUR INVITATION for a fast track into nurses. Ring appointments after 11.30 am for advice or info or to change booking.


THANK YOU - to All our patients but especially those who took the time to complete the NHS England Practice feedback forms - we came fourth in the country (out of 7109 eligible practices) with your positive responses on questions on our GPs, reception and general access - we will try to improve where marked down and maintain standards where you were most impressed.  Thank you again from the whole team at Martins Oak


Help and information for local services - Really useful weblinks on our Live Well page (near the bottom on right hand menu) including One You East Sussex links to help stop smoking, move more, drink less, eat well, lose weight


Now available Online - Booking Appointments, order Prescriptions and view your Medical Summary - (See Prescriptions Page for Details)

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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