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Please note that there is a new number for ordering your Repeat Medication. You can now call the dedicated Prescription Ordering Line on: 0300 421 1215.

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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 Clinics are at The Vale Hospital or in 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.

Blood tests for Children:

Children  0-5 years: should attend The Children's Out Patients Department at Gloucester Royal Hospital. Please call 0300 4228383 for an appointment.

Children 6 years and over: should attend The Edward Jenner Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital. Please call 0300 422 5255 for an appointment.

Children 12 years and over: Can be seen by our Practice Nurses

Children 16 years and over: Can be seen by Nurses and/or Health Care Assistants

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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