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We would like to inform all patients that your named GP is: Dr Mina Goyal

CELMP are pleased to announce the opening of a new minor surgery suite at the practice which will offer Minor Surgical services to our patients in Barking & Dagenham.

PLEASE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY THE SURGERY CAN NO LONGER PROVIDE EXTENDED HOUR CLINICS INCLUDING ALTERNATE SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM 1 JANUARY 2018. WE WILL HOWEVER CONTINUE TO MAKE EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE UNTIL 6.30PM ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FOR COMMUTERS. PLEASE ASK RECEPTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

PLEASE NOTE: The GP surgery is based in Church Elm Lane Health Centre which also houses other community services like Phlebotomy, Health Visitors, District Nurses and Talking Therapies which are NOT part of the GP. Please contact 0300 300 1790 to access these services.

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

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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