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Please note that both surgeries are closed for Bank Holiday Monday 28 May 2018.

For Medical Emergencies please call 01453 540066.

For Minor Injuries please go to The Vale Hospital.

Chemist opening -  Monday 28 May :

 Lloyds, Dursley 12 - 1pm

 Tesco, Stroud 9am - 6pm

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Dr Jonathan Steel - Retirement from Cam & Uley Family Practice

 Dr Jonathan Steel is taking early retirement from the practice after 27 years as a partner. He will continue to live locally and serve our community through his charity work. Dr Steel will still be working as an advisor for national and international healthcare reform programmes.

 

Improved Access Clinics

Improved access clinics are provided to help people who need same day appointments. There is an Improved Access clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Your nearest clinic is at The Vale Hospital or at Wotton-under-Edge surgeries but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you.  Clinics are open during the week, including Saturdays. For more details please click on the Appointments tab.

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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. The usual place to take 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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