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NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

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NGH NHS Trust opening times for Blood taking unit and Paediatrics


From Tuesday the 31st of March there are changes to the Blood Taking Unit at NGH. In order to keep patients safe at this time we are redirecting parts of this service to The Three Shires Hospital.


If you require a blood test you will need to contact the hospital to make an appointment on these numbers:


01604 690027

01604 690035


Three Shires will offer appointments Monday to Friday during the following times:


Monday -Friday 9am - 12:30pm and  13:30pm - 17:00pm


If you are a patient of our Maternity Unit they will make arrangements for you to have your bloods taken and you do not need to attend the Three Shires.


If your child requires a blood test the Blood Taking Unit t NGH will be open on Mondays from 10am-11am for paediatric patients only.


NHS Volunteer Responders

stethoscope Secondary Prevention:

This is the prevention of diseases or worsening of health in people who already have health problems. If you have any of the following conditions please ask for the relevant leaflet describing the service we provide.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease (Angina)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Strokes or Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIA)
  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism

In addition ~

  • Our Practice Nurses manage our Cervical Smear test programme
  • PCT Health Visitors run Well Baby and Immunisation clinics
  • NGH Midwifery Service provides a Midwife for regular Antenatal clinics at the surgery.
  • The Mammography screening service is organised centrally within the town.
  • Retinal Screening for diabetics is undertaken centrally via a written invitation from the Retinal Screening service..

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