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NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing measures in healthcare settings. Please help us to reduce the risk of infection for our staff and patients by following the guidance. Thank you. https://england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings https://t.co/ENVXF1jsMX?amp=1

Covid-19 Update. If you require your first dose of the Covid vaccination should now contact 119 or use the NHS Website or NHS App to book your appointment.  

What to expect after your Covid-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 Guide for adults

Astra Zeneca Information for patients

AZ Guide from Public Health England

 

Main Symptoms of Covid-19:  Fever/Temperature, New continuous cough, Loss of Taste /Smell.

If you have a high temperature or a new continuous cough you should stay at home for  10 days. DO NOT GO  to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Read the advice about staying at home and Home Isolation Advice

Use the 111 coronavirus service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, your symptoms do not get better after 7 days. For more general information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

An exemption card  has been developed for people who are unable to wear face coverings in shops and other indoor public spaces.
West Yorkshire Metro have also developed one for public transport.

https://www.leedsccg.nhs.uk/news/patients-in-leeds-must-wear-face-coverings-when-accessing-health-services/

 

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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