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TELEPHONE ADVICE 

The doctors and nurses are happy to speak to patients by telephone, outside consulting times. Please leave your details with our reception staff and a doctor / nurse will return your call between surgeries.

OUT OF HOURS

Overnight, at weekends and bank holidays NHS Cambridgeshire has commissioned Herts Urgent Care to provide out of hours cover.  They can be contacted by ringing 111.

APPOINTMENTS

We offer ten minute appointments, and these can be made by telephone or in person throughout our opening hours of 8.30am to 6.00pm.

DISPENSARY CALLS

The Dispensary take telephone enquiries between the hours of 10am - 6pm. 

CANCELLING YOUR APPOINTMENT

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone as soon as possible to enable us to offer the appointment to someone else.

TEST RESULTS

Please call 01223 810030 for test results between 10-6pm Monday-Friday.  Please allow one week for the results to be returned to us. 

WHEELCHAIR LOAN SERVICE

We have a wheelchair here at the surgery which is available for patients to borrow for up to a maximum of one week. Just contact us and we will let you know if it 's available.

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING 

The practice uses a local company called CINTRA to provide a translation and interpreting service to our patients.  All of their interpreters specialise in at least one discipline i.e Health to ensure you get an accurate service. 

Cintra offer high quality language services in over 100 languages including:

http://www.cintra.org.uk/

If you require any of their services, you can contact Cintra to liaise with us, or if you are able to speak or write to our reception Team, we can call Cintra to organise a date and time for an appointment with you both at the surgery.

VERRUCAS

Most people develop one or more warts at some time in their life, usually before the age of 20. About 1 in 10 people in the UK has warts at any one time. They are not usually harmful.  There is no need to treat warts if they are not causing you any problems. Without treatment, about 3 in 10 warts have gone within 10 weeks, and most warts will have gone within 1-2 years, and leave no scar.   Clinicians at Bottisham Medical Practice do not usually treat verrucas but are happy to provide advice if required.  Alternatively, please see: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/warts-and-verrucas for further information.

PHLEBOTOMY SERVICE AVAILABLE AT SAINSBURY'S IN COLDHAMS LANE AND NEWMARKET HOSPITAL 

Addenbrookes Hospital Phlebotomy Team are now providing a drop in community phlebotomy service at the Pharmacy in Sainsbury's, Coldhams Lane.  It's available Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 10.30 am and 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm. 

Newmarket Hospital are now also providing a drop in phlebotomy service. You can visit them between 8am and 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Fridays.

See the Test and Results tab above for further information.

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.

The practice provides phlebotomy clinics as an additional service to its patients.  Phlebotomy clinics are available at the practice (by appointment only) on:

Monday      8.30 am - 2.50pm

Tuesday     8.30 am - 2:50 pm

Thursday    8.30 am - 2:50pm

If the surgery's phlebotomy clinics are fully booked, Sainsbury's at Coldhams Lane host drop in Phlebotomy Clinics (for the over 16's) in their pharmacy area.  These clinics are staffed by fully trained and experienced phlebotomists from the Addenbrookes Hospital Phlebotomy Team.

The drop in phlebotomy clinic at Sainsburys is open during week days between the times of:

7.30 am to 10.30 am and

4.30 pm to 7.30pm. 

If you wish to attend this clinic, our receptionists will issue a blood request form for you to take with you.  Your blood results are returned to your GP.

Alternatively, Addenbrookes Hospital also provide a walk in Phlebotomy Clinic.

Pleae note: under 16's, antenatal and drug monitoring bloods should be carried out at Bottisham Medical Practice.

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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