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In Tameside and Glossop we want to ensure that personalised care runs throughout our health and care system and would like to hear your views on what this should look like and how we can make it happen.  Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT are holding a series of events so that you can share what is important to you, either in receiving or delivering personalised care and support.  Anyone, living and working (at any level) within Tameside and Glossop is welcome to join us at one of the events below (the events include the same content, but the 27th January date has been extended to include lunch).    

Monday 27th January 2020, 10am-2pm (includes lunch) Curzon Ashton Football Club, Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9HG 

Tuesday 4th February 2020, 1pm-3pm, Bradbury House, Market St, Glossop SK13 8AR

Wednesday 5th February 2020, 1pm-3pm, Newton Suite, Hyde Town Hall, 10 Corporation St, Hyde SK14 1AL 

If you require any assistance in registering for any of the above events please contact Zoe on 01457 850 563

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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