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 Introducing Modality Partnership  Mid-Sussex


We are pleased to share that we will be joining with other local GP practices to form the Mid-Sussex division of a national GP group called the Modality Partnership.


This will take effect from 1 April 2019. 


The local practices that have decided to come together includes Crawley Down Health Centre, Judges Close Surgery, Park View Health Partnership and Ship Street Surgery.


Modality Partnership share our vision and commitment to NHS values and to provide high quality services for our patients. 


If you would like to know more, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions document.  It is available in the waiting room area or just ask one of our reception staff. 


You are also welcome to speak with or leave a message for the Practice Manager.


Please click for FAQ Patient FAQs April 2019

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.

If you require a blood test you will be offered an appointment with either a nurse, healthcare assistant or phlebotomist.

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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