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FAO Patients transferred from Promenade Medical Centre - We would like to extend a warm welcome from the team at Palatine Group Practice (PGP) 

Unfortunately there is an inaccuracy in the letter you have received from DHSC specifically in relation to 'Patient Access'. We are unable to sign you up for this at the moment. Your previous access from Promenade unfortunately does not transfer across. Please order any repeat prescriptions in the interim by emailing palatineprescriptions@gov.im and remember to include the pharmacy that you wish us to forward your prescription to for collection and as soon as we resume 'normal' services we will sign you up on your first visit to the Practice with Photographic ID and proof of address. Kind regards.

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.