Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Eastwood Primary Care CentreTel: 01773 304700
Church Walk Surgery Tel: 01773 304700
When you attend for a test at the practice you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results and we would therefore be grateful if you do not contact the practice regarding the result until that time.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results and it is your responsibility to check your results and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the appropriate clinician.
We have a strict confidentiality and data protection policy and can only give out results to the person they relate to, unless that person has given prior permission for this information to be shared by completing the form below, or if the person is not capable of understanding the result.
Consent to share information with a 3rd party form
A 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.
A blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm usually inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body and are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
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